H. P. Lovecraft Writing Styles in Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

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Point of View

The Point of View of all of these stories is told either in the first-person or in the third person objective. The majority of the tales are told in the first person and this seems to be one of Lovecraft's favorite literary techniques. The narrator of the story is either the main character or the friend of the main character. In most of these stories, the narrator is telling the reader after the action occurred. In one case, "The Temple", the narrator is reading from the first person account of Altberg whose log was found on shore. In "Herbert West-Reanimator" and "From Beyond", the narrator is the friend of the main character whose has gone mad while the narrator observes. In "Beyond the Wall of Sleep", the narrator is engaging with one of the characters, Joe Slater, and telling us about his response but is not...

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