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FEAR It is a powerful emotion that affects our lives Throughout timefear has prevented people from doing the right thing Sometimes it takesbad karma to fix the rash doings of a person In the short story TheCats of Ulthar by HPLovecraft the author uses a dark moodforeshadowing and irony to argue that fear should not stop anyone fromdoing what is right and that wrongdoings come with a price to pay Using a dark mood Lovecraft shows that people hesitate to do what isright when afraid The cats owners for example would lamentimpotentlythanking fate knowing that the sounds heard afterdark were not one of their cats 1 The organic imagery creates adark mood or unpleasant nature around the old couple to show how muchthe villagers fear them They would rather carry on in life instead oftaking care of the situation by confronting the old folk Later in thestory on the narrowed cobbled streets of Ulthar came the Darkwanderers 1 The visual imagery and dark mood used by Lovecraftcreates suspense to show how much impact there was when the darkwanderers arrived in Ulthar After the wanderers left at twilightlittle Atal sees all the cats of Ulthar surrounding the oldcouples house as if in performance 2 Lovecrafts use of visualimagery creates a dark mood surrounding the old couple to show thatdoing wrong to others will lead to consequences Lovecraft builds asuspenseful dark mood throughout the story as well as foreshadowing toadd depth and intensity to prove that people should not be afraid to dothe right thing when faced with fearLovecraft foreshadows death to show that fear pushes people to do thingsnot intended to do or to react a certain way Because of the habitualexpression on the withered faces of the two the villagers did not talkabout the trapping and slaying of the cats 1 Throughout thestory Lovecraft foreshadows death to build tension to show how thevillagers let their fears get in the way of doing what
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