The Dunwich Horror - IV Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 22 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Dunwich Horror.
This section contains 338 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Dunwich Horror Study Guide

Summary

The chapter opens with an explanation that twice a year, the Whateleys would light fires on the top of Sentinel Hill, which would increase the noises coming from the hills. The renovations also continued during this time, as Old Whateley and Wilbur, now 10, removed all of the partitions in the ground floor of the house.

In 1924, Old Whateley noticed that an increasing number of whippoorwills visited his windows at night. This made him believe that he was about to die. He did, but on his deathbed, he explained that Wilbur should keep feeding "it" and to open the gates of Yog-Sothoth. He also told Wilbur to search for something on page 751 of the complete edition of an unnamed book.

In 1926, Lavinia became afraid of Wilbur and later disappeared.

Analysis

This chapter is essential the catalyst for the rest of the story. Old Whatley tells...

(read more from the IV Summary)

This section contains 338 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Dunwich Horror Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Dunwich Horror from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook