History Literature / TheCallOfCthulhu

26th Dec '16 4:34:45 PM trumpetmarietta
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In the third and final part of the story, Thurston encounters a newspaper clipping describing the rescue of the lone survivor of the crew of ''Alert'', a Norwegian sailor named Gustaf Johansen. Thurston is eventually able to recover a journal Johansen wrote, which tells the tale of how he and his crew commandeered a yacht from a particularly sinister crew of men (implied to be cultists), and their arrival at the sunken city of R'lyeh, where Cthulhu himself is nearly released by mistake.

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In the third and final part of the story, Thurston encounters a newspaper clipping describing the rescue of the lone survivor of the crew of ''Alert'', ''Emma'', a Norwegian sailor named Gustaf Johansen. Johansen. Thurston is eventually able to recover a journal Johansen wrote, which tells the tale of how he and his crew commandeered a the yacht ''Alert'' from a particularly sinister crew of men (implied to be cultists), and their arrival at the sunken city of R'lyeh, where Cthulhu himself is nearly released by mistake.



* {{Cult}}: The second part of the story involves a group of police officers arresting a cult of Cthulhu while investigating a series of disappearances - [[spoiler: victims of said cult, sacrifices made for Cthulhu]]. It is strongly suggested that they are behind the murders of [[spoiler:Professor Angell, Johansen, and possibly the narrator]].

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* {{Cult}}: The second part of the story involves a group of police officers arresting a cult of Cthulhu while investigating a series of disappearances - [[spoiler: disappearances—[[spoiler: victims of said cult, sacrifices made for Cthulhu]]. It is strongly suggested that they are behind the murders of [[spoiler:Professor Angell, Johansen, and possibly the narrator]].
3rd Oct '16 5:01:24 AM Dravencour
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->''The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either {{go mad from the revelation}} or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.''

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->''The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either {{go mad from the revelation}} or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.''
3rd Oct '16 4:56:08 AM Dravencour
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->''The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either {{go mad from the revelation}} or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.''

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->''The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either {{go mad from the revelation}} or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.''
2nd Oct '16 9:51:51 AM JackG
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* CowboyCop: Inspector Legrasse, otherwise described in the story as a very mundane man and police officer, is so impressed with the cult's monstrosity that he invests a lot of time, energy and money to discover what lies behind it. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the 2005 film, when he says to the archaeologists the investigation turned into his own personal crusade.


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* TheDeterminator: Inspector Legrasse, otherwise described in the story as a very mundane man and police officer, is so impressed with the cult's monstrosity that he invests a lot of time, energy and money to discover what lies behind it. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the 2005 film, when he says to the archaeologists the investigation turned into his own personal crusade.
9th Sep '16 7:00:50 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The final lines of the story involve Thurston realizing [[spoiler: that he knows too much, and that it is very likely that he will meet his end by cultists]]. Then suddenly you realize [[spoiler: ''you'' now know too much]].



* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The final lines of the story involve Thurston realizing [[spoiler: that he knows too much, and that it is very likely that he will meet his end by cultists]]. Then suddenly you realize [[spoiler: ''you'' now know too much]].


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9th Sep '16 7:00:09 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ExtraEyes: Lovecraft originally sketched Cthulhu with six eyes, but most adaptations give him two eyes.

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* ExtraEyes: Lovecraft originally sketched Cthulhu with six eyes, but most illustrations and adaptations give him two eyes.
9th Sep '16 6:59:42 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ExtraEyes: Lovecraft originally sketched Cthulhu with six eyes, but most adaptations give him two eyes.
11th May '16 3:38:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BreakoutVillain: Cthulhu is the breakout character and a villain.
23rd Apr '16 4:57:52 PM Willbyr
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-->-- Opening lines of ''The Call of Cthulhu''

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-->-- Opening lines of ''The Call of Cthulhu''
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19th Apr '16 4:13:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SignificantBackgroundEvent / HeyItsThatGuy: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it during the cults' arrest/beating, Shub-Niggurath's tentacles are visible in the swamp forest in the background.

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* SignificantBackgroundEvent / HeyItsThatGuy: SignificantBackgroundEvent: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it during the cults' arrest/beating, Shub-Niggurath's tentacles are visible in the swamp forest in the background.
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