The Dunwich Horror - VII Summary & Analysis

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Summary

After Wilbur's death, his books and diaries, written in a strange language, were sent to Miskatonic University for analysis. On September 9th, 1928, the Whatley home was destroyed and an invisible creature escaped. That night, the beast wandered throughout the town destroying the surroundings, leaving strange prints and a stench in its wake. When day broke, the destruction stopped, but commenced again during the night. On the second night, the Dunwich Horror destroyed the Frye house, killing everything inside. Amidst the destruction, the townsfolk were able to notice that the creatures prints ended at the ancient stones on the hill where the Whatleys previously lit fires.

Analysis

The main motif used in this chapter has to do with the invisible creature. Due to the fact that the creature is able to leave some sort of prints and is able to destroy property, the being must...

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