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Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6

The title of episode five, “Strange Case” strongly echoes the titles of several H.P. Lovecraft tales (“The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” and “The Statement of Randolph Carter” for example. This resonance is apt since the episode’s parallel narrative both deal with forbidden knowledge and secret identities. However, somewhat surprisingly, this episode turns our attentionContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6″

Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. What is the significance of the titles of these episodes, “Strange Case” and “Meet Me in Daegu”? “Strange Case” (episode 5) uses supernatural elements to explore the issue of “passing”? What do her experiences as a white woman reveal to Ruby aboutContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 5 & 6″

Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 3 & 4

Welcome back to another week in our continuing examination of HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Episode 3 of the series, “Holy Ghost” finds our heroes back in Chicago where Leti (Jurnee Smollett) has come into some money and decided to purchase a decrepit old mansion known as the Epstein House in the “white neighborhood” where it’s located.Continue reading “Read This Before You Watch “Lovecraft Country” Episodes 3 & 4″

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