Dagon and Other Macabre Tales - Study Guide Herbert West-Reanimator Summary & Analysis

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"Herbert West-Reanimator" is the story of a strange doctor, Herbert West, obsessed with reanimating death humans so that they might live again. In medical school at Mistkatonic University, Herbert West met and became friends with the narrator. It is also there that Herbert West began his strange experiments. When the narrator begins the story, he notes that West is not missing and it seems appropriate to explain the entire story of West's descent into madness. In college, West develops a theory that the human body is entirely mechanical, and if reanimated properly, the mind could still remain intact. They begin experimenting on corpses in the medical school but soon have to move to a new lab hidden away on the outskirts of town. Eventually they pay a grave robber to dig up a fresh body, believing the reanimating serum will only work on fresh dead...

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