The Dunwich Horror - VI Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In 1928, Armitage was awoken by the library guard dog followed by an inhuman scream. Armitage rushed to the library and noticed that the whippoorwills were making much noise. On the ground of the library laid the dying, stinking, body of Wilbur Whatley (almost nine feet tall), except his true form was revealed. Wilbur had tentacles, a reticulated hide, and fur. Rice and Morgan entered and saw the body as well. Before dying, Whatlely murmured something about Yog-Sothoth. The corpse then disintegrated and the whippoorwills fell silent.

Analysis

The chapter reveals two things. The first is that Wilbur finds the Necronomicon so important that he is willing to risk his life in order to obtain it. The second is that Wilbur is less human than many characters thought. He is not just a deformed and quickly aging human, but he actually had some sort of...

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