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    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

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    For my analysis, I decided to choose 'The Call of Cthulhu' by H.P Lovecraft. Lovecraft begins the story by saying “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all it's contents.” It shows that the narrator is perhaps unstable, and vulnerable. It puts him in a place of knowledge over the reader as well, perhaps making the reader feel just as vulnerable as he is, since the line implies that there is something that he knows that we as a collective

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    WHAT TYPE OF HORROR In “The Call of Cthulhu,” H.P. Lovecraft makes use of a more psychological horror path, which is a major aspect of Lovecraftian horror. Psychological horror uses more suspense build up and shock than blood and gore. H.P. Lovecraft accomplishes this by using a buildup of suspense, not revealing the ‘monster’ till the end while hinting at what the ‘monster’ is throughout the story. H.P. Lovecraft writes the main character following his great uncle's manuscript and piecing together

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    H.P. Lovecraft is a well-known cosmic horror writer, that write in the prose and antiquarian style. In the short stories of Dagon and The Thing on the Doorstep and his popular novella The Call of Cthulhu there several themes that are intertwined within his writings such as anti-anthropocentrism which doesn’t focus of human characteristics, but on the jellylike textures such as slime. The hero(s) in these stories, feel helpless and hopeless due to their isolation leaving them with questions unanswered

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    short story, “The Birth-mark,” and H.P. Lovecraft’s horror story, “The Call of Cthulhu,” there are both similarities in themes and style, however, their characterization and narration is entirely different. This lends itself to creating two different short stories, both can be classified as horror or suspenseful. Hawthorne’s story, published earlier, shares a similar theme of humanity and union with “The Call of Cthulhu.” The documentary style of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story contrasts with the less

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    In “Call of Cthulhu”, this protagonist is Francis Thurston who discovers his deceased uncle’s studies on a cult, the Cult of Cthulhu. Thurston goes through the story first deciphering the papers he found from his uncle, then moves on to unearth more information of his own findings (Lovecraft). As he does this, the reader

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    CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT In H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The call of Cthulhu,” written in 1926, Lovecraft does not give his main character a name. H.P. Lovecraft does not tell the readers anything about the main character besides that his great uncle, George Gammell Angell, has died in an accident. When George Gammell Angell dies the main character goes through George’s things, finding George’s manuscript that starts the main characters investigation. The main character may not be given a name or

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    As a genre, the weird is an essential horror component that is used to convey points and ideas that regular Gothic monsters cannot. Dracula is not the fatalistic manifestation of “there is nothing you can do to change the world” that Cthulhu is, and cannot be made into one. When the monsters are tangible, they are understandable. They have a weakness, they can be conquered by humanity and have the world return to a relative normal. The weird can convey the extremes in ways tangible monsters cannot

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    The Call Of Cthulhu

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    The Call of Cthulhu is a horror story that is able to break through and cause terror. The horror comes from forcing the reader to witness awful and unexplainable things happen to the characters in the story, especially without the ability to prevent the misfortunes from happening. It becomes terror because Lovecraft places the entire story in our reality rather then a fictional setting. Becuase of this, we are forced to relate the story’s events to our physical world. It inflicts a sense of danger

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    pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature.” which is made by Henry Anthony Wilcox, an art student in Rhode Island. Wilcox referred the creature as “The Great Cthulhu” and “R’lyeh” in other cultures. Later, his uncle found out that there were a cult which perform human sacrifice to worship “The Great Old Ones” and “The Cthulhu” which sculptures share a great amount of similarities with Wilcox’s sculpture. Thurston himself later found out in an article in 1925 that there was a ship attacked

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