I need to write a thesis statement for Bram Stoker's Dracula. It has to be about why Stoker gave Mina her specific traits. Remember, it has to be debatable since it is a thesis statement and I have to put it in my essay. 

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Of all the characters in Bram Stoker's classic of Gothic horror, Dracula, it is perhaps Mina Murray who provides the continuity necessary for this epistolary novel to hold together. Initially introduced through the journal entries of Mina's fiance, a young solicitor named Jonathan Harker, the reader can be forgiven for prematurely concluding that this young female is little more than a literary device against whom Harker can bounce ideas and with whom he can share his thoughts. Harker is a dull but professional representative of the firm that employs him, and that dispatched him to the remote corner of the Carpathian Mountains that is home to Count Dracula. Harker's journal entries, written during his travels to and during his increasingly macabre visit at the count's castle, give little indication that this man's love and future wife is Mina. Note, for example, the following references to a woman we are yet to discover is an individual in whom Jonathan has a romantic interest:

"I had...

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