Summary Of ' The Call Of Cthulhu '

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In the short story, “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Love Craft, Cthulhu is described multiple times throughout the story a giant, otherworldly, unimaginable monster with ancient origins. What if Cthulhu is more than a giant evil monstrosity but is a representation of madness itself, and like the narrator, the reader is doomed to a fate of madness and there’s nothing we can do about it. The story is split into three chapters that introduces us to Thurston and Angell who learned of Cthulhu and starts researching about it, then in chapter two it gives us more detail about the fanatic cult and then in the third chapter, we learn a horrible truth behind the monster and the cult. The story shows how anyone who knows or anyone who even conceives the idea of Cthulhu becomes crazy or even dies. This fate has happened to the great uncle Angell, the narrator Thurston, and even possibly us as the reader. In chapter one, we’re introduced to Thurston and we discover his great uncle, Angell, died from mysterious circumstances and left several journals behind. Angell was a professor of Semitic Languages at Brown University in Rhode Island. He was studying a strange statue of an otherworldly creature on a pedestal with some hieroglyphics. Thurston describes it by saying “My somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature…. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings”. The statue was made by

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