An Analysis to the Author's Presence in H.P. Lovecraft's Short Story, The Outsider

Authors

  • Benedict R. Tagoc Student, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippin
  • Trisha Anne N. Flores Student, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippin
  • Ana S. Anticuando Student, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippin
  • Mary Joy S. Apasan Student, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippin
  • Lito L. Diones Professor, Department of Languages and Literature, Cebu Normal University, Cebu City, Philippines

Keywords:

author's presence, biography, h.p. lovecraft, short story, the outsider

Abstract

The artistry of a writer creates literature. It comes in a variety of types and shapes. They also give the author some thought. The Outsider, a short fiction, demonstrates the author's presence. This study examines Lovecraft's biography to show how his presence in the short tale is shown through the characters, settings, and symbols. At certain points in the story, it demonstrates how the author employs his or her emotions or sentiments when producing his or her literary work. This paper also applies the biographical analysis method of the qualitative approach. The acquired data are examined using the Mimetic Theory of Eric Auerbach, the Expressive Theory of M.H. Abrams, and the Psychoanalytic Theory of Sigmund Freud. The findings of the study demonstrate that there is a relationship between the author and his literary work. Character, environment, and symbolism all serve as representations of the author's life. This study also suggests performing additional research on H.P. Lovecraft and the protagonist's physical characteristics and writing prowess. The application of historical-biographical analysis is another option. Researchers may also look into additional, harder-to-see symbols significant to the short tale but not readily apparent.

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Published

02-12-2023

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B. R. Tagoc, T. A. N. Flores, A. S. Anticuando, M. J. S. Apasan, and L. L. Diones, “An Analysis to the Author’s Presence in H.P. Lovecraft’s Short Story, The Outsider”, IJMDES, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 9–13, Dec. 2023, Accessed: Apr. 17, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://journal.ijmdes.com/ijmdes/article/view/174

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