Blog Post 2- Freddie Clue

Lovecraft’s idea of horror and terror is defined as psychological manipulation. In chapter 6 the story starts off with the narrator and his team inside the unknown creatures’ territory. Finding themselves in this situation the narrator points out how he feels somewhat obsolete in this town they made. “The Cyclopean massiveness and giganticism of everything about us became curiously oppressive, and there was something vaguely but deeply unhuman in all the contours, dimensions, proportions, decorations, and constructional nuances of the blasphemously archaic stonework. We soon realized from what the carvings revealed that this monstrous city was many million years old.” Now how this connects with his idea of history and science is that what I believe is his interpretation of how much history has done and how much time has changed with the representation of the city that the creatures made. Even with today how we question things such as the pyramids or landmarks and how they got there. So I believe H.P Lovecraft’s idea of history and science is sort of questioning the proof.

3 thoughts on “Blog Post 2- Freddie Clue”

  1. I think the places that the monsters used to occupy can also be looked in a way of humanizing them. Although they are millions of years old and they look nothing like us humans, their spaces are still similar to our home spaces. In the reading they were describing how it looked like they packed up and took all their stuff in the places. They too had “furniture” and nick nacks around their spaces just like us.

  2. I definitely agree with the obsolete feeling, it comes across as almost a sad discovery. The narrator and his team went out in hopes to discover something and conquering it. It’s almost like it conquered them, making them feel as if they are not the top of the food chain so to speak. They were in a sort of shock that there is something bigger than them in this world.

  3. Science is definitely questioning why and how it got there. However, Dyer and his team went to invade someone else’s home and sometimes it’s simply not wise to tamper with nature. Even though, that’s how we make our discoveries in the every day world of science.

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