Analysis Of H. P. Lovecraft's Short Story 'The Beast In The Cave'
Observing a white animal would give the readers a thought of an animal from a cold world. Usually, white fur animals are from Polar Regions. They get more detail on the animal when the author writes, “It appeared to be an anthropoid ape of large proportions, escaped, perhaps from some itinerant menagerie” (Lovelace 4). When Lovelace says “itinerant” it makes the readers think of an animal that travels, but maybe this animal has traveled from outside the cave to him and could smell him from a far distance. The white color of the beast could also give hints of an animal of old age, an animal that has lived in rugged places for several years. He later writes, “From the tips of the fingers or toes, long rat-like claws extended” (Lovelace 4). The tone of voice in the story seems to be quite calm even though there are some hair-raising episodes, but blood and guts are