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  • Titill er á ensku Fully Human. Gender Conflict in Two Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
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    An analysis of gender conflict and the opposing natures of the female and the male in two important works by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” and “The Thing on the Doorstep.”
    A brief summation of Lovecraft and his views on several pertinent topics, namely religion, society and women, the paper then delves into the two stories in a piecemeal fashion. Examined with particular interest are the parallels between how culture suppresses nature and how male society represses female identity; examples of both can be found in both tales. Also included are discussions on cognitive dissonance, the nature of the foreign and the alien in Lovecraft’s stories, misogyny, animals, feminism and atavism, all of which have roles to play in Lovecraft’s horror.
    The conclusions expand the above into broader categorizations of Lovecraft’s work, and further clarify and discuss the overarching themes of the main body.

  • 9.5.2012

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