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  • H.P. Lovecraft’s Fascination in Supernatural Theories Essay

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    H.P. Lovecraft’s fascination in supernatural theories plays into a main basis for his novels. (Wohleber) With the unknown lurking, Lovecraft incorporates horror through the use of psychological fear as a form of expression making it become crucial for many of his works. At the Mountains of Madness encompasses this thought by the expeditions before and after effects on the characters. The urge to be a success fills the scientists up with courage to embark on such a dangerous trip; however, after the

  • The Story Of H. Warner Munn's Weird Tales

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    archive I focused on was Weird Tales pulps and the stories I was working with is from H. Warner Munn's Tales of the Werewolf Clan series which is collected in book form they first appeared in the magazine Weird Tales. The first story called “The Werewolf of Ponkert” was originally published in Weird Tales magazine, Vol. 6, No. 1, Issue 22, July 1925 which had the call number PZ1.Z9 W4 v.6. The sequel, "The Werewolf's Daughter" (in abridged form) was published in Weird Tales, Vol. 12, No. 4, No. 5 &

  • The Summer People, By Shirley Jackson And Smoke Ghost By Fritz Leiber

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    QUESTION 3 The assertion that all works by weird fiction authors are simply “ridiculous flights of fancy wholly detached from ‘real world’ issues and problems” is completely false. I could choose almost any example from our readings and pick out some sort of “real world” issue or important thing that I have learned from them. For the sake of time, however, I will focus on “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Summer People” by Shirley Jackson and “Smoke Ghost” by

  • Clinton Road : A Short Story Of A Ghost Story

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    Probably the most common ghost story that we hear about Clinton Road is that of a dead young boy who hangs out under a bridge and returns coins to you after you throw them in the water. As far as we know, this tale is unique to Clinton Road, but it is difficult to say when or how this story began.The road and the land around it have achieved recognition through the years being an area rife with numerous stories of paranormal occurrences such as sightings of ghosts, strange creatures and gatherings

  • Seminar: Literary Theory Applied to H.P. Lovecraft-Notably “the Beast in the Cave”

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    Buena VistA university | A Theoretical Analysis of H.P. Lovecraft’s “Beast in the Cave” | Senior Seminar | | Cory J. Dahlstrom | 7/28/2012 | H.P. Lovecraft has been called “one of the best, worst authors of our century.” In the following paper, I will explore his earliest work, “The Beast in the Cave,” a story written when he was around fifteen years old. I will explore its meanings and context through the lenses of reader response, deconstructionism, new

  • Cleopatr A Brief Summary Of Savannah's Monkeys

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    went missing. Savannah was worried about her monkey, but also worried about Luther because he got really depressed, he knew Cleopatra was gone. Savannah asked her friends Ben, and Griffin to help her look for Cleopatra, but all they could find was a weird looking banana. The very next day their class went on a field trip to a floating zoo. When Savannah walked into the zoo, the first thing that caught her eye was a monkey that looked exactly like Cleopatra. Savannah, Ben, and Griffin ran to the monkey

  • The Weird Is An Essential Horror Component

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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

  • The Werewolf, By Angela Carter

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    be considered, “weird.” Magic realism is a branch of fiction that is often mistaken to be a work of the, “weird.” What differentiates the two genres explicitly include the authors concentration on setting and overall atmosphere, and the embodiment of themes that disrupt the readers perception of time, space, and their natural world. “The Werewolf,” by Angela Carter exhibits strong characteristics of magic realism, while H.F. Arnold’s, “The Night Wire,” is a genuine work of, “weird,” fiction. William

  • Analysis Of ' Nell Guthrie Sat On The Town Dock With Her Beau Essay

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    Later that evening, Nell Guthrie sat on the town dock with her beau, Asa Davis. A rain cloud had passed over and drenched Beaufort while Nell was eating supper with her mother and father, but now the western sky was streaked with a sunset of orange, fuchsia and hints of chartreuse. The cloudburst washed the movement out of the air, leaving behind a humid tranquility. Leaning toward her, Asa nuzzled his paramour’s ear, making her tremble. “Where you been hidin’ out, lover? Has your daddy been working

  • Personal Growth At My Father 's Hardware Store

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    Spending the last two years working full-time at my father’s hardware store has been a period of major personal growth for me. For the first time, I took on a serious role in the business. I was no longer the boss’ son: I was tasked with trying to turn around a business that had been struggling for quite some time. When I graduated college I knew I wanted a career as an attorney. Prior to committing myself to law school, I wanted to gain some insight into the legal world through experience. But

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