The 5 most hardcore Lovecraft protagonists
I know. I know. Lovecraft is famous for existential horror. For writing about beings so powerful and alien that they simply does not care for humans, as if we were just ants crawling in their backs. For protagonists that confront those mind-breaking truths and end up mad or dead (or both).
What if I told you that a considerable chunk of Lovecraft's work reads more like superhero narrative than despair fiction? Sure, the world where those characters live is full of dangers that can come back to chase them again, but, for now, they survived. The horrors are beatable, and they have the power/the wits/the sheer luck to stand up to them. Just like the world of superheroes, when you think about it.
Before I talk about them, l would like to point some curious details about them. First, some of them are admittedly self-inserts of the author, and most of them are elderly. It is interesting, because pop culture rarely has elderly protagonists, let alone badass elderly protagonists. If you read L