This is an analysis essay for my Strange Ecologies course and our prompt is: “Discuss the H.P. Lovecraft story “The Colour Out of Space” in relation to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Carson invokes the concept of ecology, understood in basic terms as the relationships of living organisms, including humans, to each other and to their physical environment. She contends that individuals and species should not be considered in isolation, but instead as part of “a vast web of life.” Both of these texts deal in some way with ecosystems that are disturbed, thrown out of whack, and especially with environments that have become toxic. What are the consequences of these disruptions in the story? To what extent does Lovecraft seem to anticipate the sorts of ecological relations or toxic environments that Carson describes?” There are two stories that need to be read and here is the link to Silent Spring by Carson ->


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