Analysis Of The Dunwich Horror

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H.P. Lovecraft wrote the short story, “The Dunwich horror,” in 1928 and had it published in april of 1929. He has written other works such as “The Call of Cthulhu,” “Dagon,” “The Shadow over Innsmouth,” “The Colour Out of Space,” and “From Beyond.” Many common themes within his work are non human influences on humanity and forbidden knowledge. In many of his stories there are unknown creatures that cause humans to go insane. Also, his short stories have curiosity of the unknown. H.P Lovecraft likes to write about science fiction and mythology. Most of his pieces have mythological creatures that he either makes up or learns about from other cultures. In “The Dunwich Horror” he uses characterization to build up the suspense and views from each character. He also uses setting to create an erie environment to develop the themes of the story. Lastly, Lovecraft creates a theme of the terror that occurs throughout the whole town of Dunwich. H.P. Lovecraft in “The Dunwich Horror” depicts the way insanity takes over one 's mind for not conquering your greatest fears.
The Dunwich Horror is about an unusual village where the Whateley family lives. The townspeople won’t even go close to this family. The Whateley family consists of the Father, Old Whateley, the daughter, Lavinia, and Lavinia’s son, Wilbur. With this family came a bunch of strange events, which many believe was witchcraft. The father of the son Wilbur was unknown throughout the whole story. Wilbur grew at a rapid rate and
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