History Literature / Dagon

2nd Jan '16 8:22:06 AM Cieloazul
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* AmbiguousSituation: It's hard to tell just what happens at the end.

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* AmbiguousSituation: It's hard to tell just what happens at two different points of the end.story. The first one is when the monster surfaces and goes over the obelisk; we don't know if it is praying to it, hugging it for some reason or performing something weirder. The second one is the very ending. [[spoiler:It seems that the narrator, possibly already DrivenToMadness, somehow sees the monster's hand reaching for him in his own house and jumps off the window to escape from it.]]



** This is most likely due to confusion in regards to the "Dagon" referred to in Lovecraft's later story "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth". Many readers assumed that the [[ReligionOfEvil Esoteric Order of Dagon]] worshipped the creature from this story, though at least one critic has argued that they're actually worshiping Cthulhu. [[DependingOnTheWriter Whichever is correct is for the writer to decide]].[[note]]Both interpretations aren't mutually exclusive. Since Dagon is the name of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagon a "real" mythological god mentioned in the Bible]], it is plausible that "Dagon" is the name used by the Order's founders refer to Cthulhu: being a biblical reference, the worshippers (former christians who joined a cult) would immediately understand what they are worshipping.[[/note]]

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** This is most likely due to confusion in regards to the "Dagon" referred to in Lovecraft's later story "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth". Many readers assumed that the [[ReligionOfEvil Esoteric Order of Dagon]] worshipped the creature from this story, though at least one critic has argued that they're actually worshiping Cthulhu. [[DependingOnTheWriter Whichever is correct is for the writer to decide]].[[note]]Both interpretations aren't mutually exclusive. Since Dagon is the name of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagon a "real" mythological god mentioned in the Bible]], it is plausible that "Dagon" is the name used by the Order's founders refer to Cthulhu: being a biblical reference, the worshippers (former christians Christians who joined a cult) would immediately understand what they are worshipping.[[/note]]



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* GiantSwimmerGiantSwimmer: The monster and its fish people.
22nd Dec '15 9:50:56 AM Psychopompos007
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** This is most likely due to confusion in regards to the "Dagon" referred to in Lovecraft's later story "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth". Many readers assumed that the [[ReligionOfEvil Esoteric Order of Dagon]] worshipped the creature from this story, though at least one critic has argued that they're actually worshiping Cthulhu. [[DependingOnTheWriter Whichever is correct is for the writer to decide]].

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** This is most likely due to confusion in regards to the "Dagon" referred to in Lovecraft's later story "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth". Many readers assumed that the [[ReligionOfEvil Esoteric Order of Dagon]] worshipped the creature from this story, though at least one critic has argued that they're actually worshiping Cthulhu. [[DependingOnTheWriter Whichever is correct is for the writer to decide]].[[note]]Both interpretations aren't mutually exclusive. Since Dagon is the name of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagon a "real" mythological god mentioned in the Bible]], it is plausible that "Dagon" is the name used by the Order's founders refer to Cthulhu: being a biblical reference, the worshippers (former christians who joined a cult) would immediately understand what they are worshipping.[[/note]]
13th Jun '15 1:22:09 PM Gregzilla
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* ScienceMarchesOn: A "volcanic upheaval" could not bring part of the ocean floor to the surface as is described here- this was written before the theories of continental drift and later plate tectonics were fully accepted by scientists. On the other hand, while we have yet to find anything quite like in the story, Lovecraft was correct in assuming that the ocean would be a real-life EldritchLocation full of bizarre creatures.
** Of course, the narrator himself is not quite sure it happened, and no one can find any signs of the island. It is vaguely suggested that, as Lovecraft was wont, it is a mixture of dream and reality. "Volcanic upheaval" is, perhaps not unreasonable for the time, just the only explanation that the narrator can come up with.
25th May '14 7:57:03 PM EthanWalling
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* NoNameGiven: We never find out almost nothing about the narrator. Technically it's not even explicitly said if it's a man or woman.

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* NoNameGiven: We never find out almost nothing about the narrator. Technically it's not even explicitly said if it's a man or woman.
1st Apr '14 9:27:31 PM TotemicHero
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Do not confuse this with the film named ''Film/{{Dagon}}'' (which is actually an adaptation of a different Lovecraft story, "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth").
22nd Aug '13 10:34:56 AM Lordz
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** Of course, the narrator himself is not quite sure it happened, and no one can find any signs of the island. It is vaguely suggested that, as Lovecraft was wont, it is a mixture of dream and reality. "Volcanic upheaval" is, perhaps not unreasonable for the time, just the only explanation that the narrator can come up with.
20th Apr '13 7:10:08 AM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* NoNameGiven: We never find out almost nothing about the narrator. Technically it's not even explicitly said if it's a man or woman.
18th Apr '13 6:52:06 AM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* ScienceMarchesOn: A "volcanic upheaval" could not bring part of the ocean floor to the surface as is described here- this was written before the theories of continental drift and later plate tectonics were fully accepted by scientists. On the other hand, while we have yet to find anything quite like in the story, Lovecraft was correct in assuming that the deeper parts of the ocean would be home to some very unusual lifeforms.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: A "volcanic upheaval" could not bring part of the ocean floor to the surface as is described here- this was written before the theories of continental drift and later plate tectonics were fully accepted by scientists. On the other hand, while we have yet to find anything quite like in the story, Lovecraft was correct in assuming that the deeper parts of the ocean would be home to some very unusual lifeforms.a real-life EldritchLocation full of bizarre creatures.
9th Apr '13 8:12:07 PM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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* ScienceMarchesOn: A "volcanic upheaval" could not bring part of the ocean floor to the surface as is described here- this was written before the theories of continental drift and later plate tectonics were fully accepted by scientists. However, while there have been no confirmed sightings of sea monsters as described in the story, Lovecraft was partially right in assuming the bottom of the ocean to be incredibly bizarre in nature.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: A "volcanic upheaval" could not bring part of the ocean floor to the surface as is described here- this was written before the theories of continental drift and later plate tectonics were fully accepted by scientists. However, On the other hand, while there we have been no confirmed sightings of sea monsters as described yet to find anything quite like in the story, Lovecraft was partially right correct in assuming that the bottom deeper parts of the ocean would be home to be incredibly bizarre in nature.some very unusual lifeforms.
4th Apr '13 5:24:57 PM JohnAlexanderHitchcock
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** This is most likely due to confusion in regards to the "Dagon" referred to in Lovecraft's later story "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth". Many readers assumed that the [[ReligionOfEvil Esoteric Order of Dagon]] worshipped the creature from this story, though at least one critic has argued that they're actually worshiping Cthulhu. [[DependingOnTheWriter Wichever is correct is for the writer to decide]].

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** This is most likely due to confusion in regards to the "Dagon" referred to in Lovecraft's later story "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth". Many readers assumed that the [[ReligionOfEvil Esoteric Order of Dagon]] worshipped the creature from this story, though at least one critic has argued that they're actually worshiping Cthulhu. [[DependingOnTheWriter Wichever Whichever is correct is for the writer to decide]].
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