"He thinks of the loaves and fishes even when he believes he is in a Real Presence"
Christ feeding the multitude (Coptic icon)
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This is a reference to a miracle of the New Testament when Jesus fed a crowd of five thousand with only five loaves of bread and two fish. The entire crowd was fed satisfactorily, with food left over.


By ‘Real Presence’ Dr. Seward means God, thinking that Renfield is having some form of religious experience.