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    H. P. Lovecraft

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    Howard Phillips Lovecraft was a short story horror fiction writer, born in 1890 and died in 1937 (Halpern and Labossiere 512). His unique style of writing, “...follows a rather nontraditional approach to horror, fitting more appropriately into the sub-genre weird fiction” (Hull 10). Lovecraft’s stories feature many strange creatures from the unknown, such as Cthulhu, Hastur the Unspeakable, and Yog Sothoth (Kutrieh 44). These monsters, and the style of horror they were presented in, were a department from the traditional antagonists of horror stories at Lovecraft’s time, and for various reasons. H.P. Lovecraft’s style of horror defined itself through the use of higher dimensional beings, the cosmological insignificance of humanity, and…

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    and H. P. Lovecraft. All the way from Edgar allen Poe to H.P. Lovecraft. There have been many influential horror or Gothic writers throughout the ages. Though in the early days of Horror this form of storytelling were called Gothics and or Romances. Horace Walpole, one of the first to use grim story elements in his stories. He also liked to refer to his most influential work as a romantic. On September 24, 1717 he was born. His family was for lack of a better term racked down from grief. They…

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    "The Hound" is a story written by H. P. Lovecraft. This story starts off building suspense. It starts off as the narrator watches his friend get torn apart by a creature beyond the imagination. As this happens the narrator feels like suicide is the answer, not wanting to get torn and mangled like Saint John. He hopes the heavens will forgive him for this unholy practice. He explains how this creature came to be. The creature was woken up by his expedition. His expedition involved a group of…

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    “The Outsider” a short story in “The Lurking Fear” by H.P. Lovecraft. It is a simple story on the surface but it can be thought provoking if you read deeper. It is about a man trying to find out where he is and why. Even though the story is in a collection of macabre horror it is more of a mystery than horror story till the end. The writer’s descriptions are so vivid that the reader does not notice the lack of characters. “I know not where I was born, save that the castle was infinitely old and…

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    “With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos...” (From Beyond). Howard Phillips Lovecraft first authored these words in November of 1920 in the short story From Beyond, words that would come to resound throughout the rest of his writing career centered around his “weird fiction”. Lovecraft’s influence on the genre of horror would end up being comparable only to Edgar Allan Poe. The Cthulhu Mythos, the most famous of his creations, would contain stories that…

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    Ex Oblivione

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    appearance of radical evidence I must be classed, practically and provisionally, as an atheist. (Letter to Robert E. Howard p. 57) Lovecraft has been a well-known individual for his atheist beliefs and it should come to no surprise to anyone that those beliefs are present in the Ex Oblivione. He did not include those situations mentioned above precisely for this reason. His belief that there is no God or gods is reflected in that part of the poem; his atheist beliefs meant the narrator met with…

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    H.P. Lovecraft and W.E.B. DuBois portray their views of racism in significantly different ways based on discerned racial polarities. In the Early 20th Century, racism centered around white supremacy and social identity. Power was given to people based on their worth. Much of racism can be defined by fear in which both authors demonstrate extreme xenophobic tendencies, hidden bias and social identity. Winter’s defines xenophobia as people being conditioned to fear others who are different from…

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    The Devil in the White City by: Erik Larson Crown Publishing Group, 2003, and 447 The book "The Devil in the White City" is about the serial killer H.H. Holmes and the architect of the World's Fair Daniel H. Burnham. Who was Daniel H. Burnham? Burnham was a man who rose to prominence. In 1893 Chicago won the bid for the World's Exposition. The architects chosen were Burnham and his partner John Root, Burnham and John needed to build something to give their city a better reputation. Burnham…

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    The biggest reforms Churchill brought involved the education of naval officers, the progressive switch from coal to oil as the main source of fuel for ships, the “bigger is better” mentality when it came to ships and gunnery, and more accurate gunnery by means of adapting to technological advancement. Churchill was shocked that officers did not have to study or pass an exam on naval warfare and that no British officer had contributed anything to naval literature. Churchill was also outraged and…

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    Daniel Burnham

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    to turn his building into the World's Fair Hotel, which undergoes another construction project. The addition of a kiln in the basement allows easy disposal of Holmes's victims. While Holmes stays in Chicago many people, especially women, went missing during the fair, have mountains of debt, and commits fraud. Before he could be discovered Holmes leaves Chicago but was caught in Philadelphia for an insurance fraud, which is where Detective Frank Geyer was able to investigate all of Holmes crimes…

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