An Astrological Look into H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu:”A Celestial Telescope For Literary Analysis
University students often acquire a knowledge of a slew of literary criticisms for deeper exploration of compositions. Few, if any, literary criticisms can be applied with room for speculative scientific philosophical ways of thought. This brings the creative nature of analysis to a screeching halt– for what is more creative than a speculative-science? In this thesis I will give an introduction to key astrological ideologies. This paper will also work through how those ideologies could be applied analytically, academically, and professionally to literature. My aim will be to use one of H.P. Lovecraft’s main mystically- connotative works, “The Call of Cthulhu,” in order to create a paradigm for an astrological literary criticism. Creativity is the formation of something new and unique; consequently, analysis is a creative endeavor. A writer’s capacity to be creative and think beyond the realm of what is possible or not possible in the analytical approaches we have as English majors is exceedingly important. As a result of this logic, this paper will produce a framework by giving readers an introduction to astrology, a walkthrough of H.P. Lovecraft’s history, specifically regarding space, and an in-depth astrological analysis of “The Call of Cthulhu.”
Mayorga, Arianna C., "An Astrological Look into H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu:”A Celestial Telescope For Literary Analysis" (2022). St. Mary's University Honors Theses and Projects. 20.