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By Nico Reiher

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Seminar paper from the 12 months 2009 within the topic American reports - Literature, grade: 1,0, Martin Luther collage (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), direction: well known Literature in the United States, language: English, summary: Helena Blavatsky’s “The Cave of the Echoes” is a shiny and colourful piece of occult fiction that includes mysterious settings, a few strange characters and supernatural happenings. yet what precisely lies at the back of this occult tale and the way is the writer and the tale on the topic of the supernatural? Is the story’s objective just to entertain its readers or does it serve different features resembling the merchandising of the author’s theosophical principles and beliefs? How does a extra complicated wisdom of the occult support one to appreciate the that means of “The Cave of the Echoes” extra clearly?

This paper techniques those diversified questions by way of bearing on the environment, 3 significant characters and elements of the plot of “The Cave of the Echoes”. about the environment, it regards the story’s really obscure place and analyzes its surroundings. the next bankruptcy reviews these 3 significant characters of the tale which are most glaringly concerning occult practices and hence call for specified cognizance: the Hungarian mesmerizer, the Shaman and the kid. The fourth bankruptcy considers the truthfulness and the functionality of the tale, the symbolic that means of the cloud and the strategy of mesmerization. additionally, it attempts to reply to the query if the mansion of Mr. Izvertzoff is accursed by way of the satan.

The questions pointed out above are approached by means of relating to either Blavatsky’s theoretical theosophical works and her fictional literature. Her wide variety of courses permits one to realize distinct wisdom and allow a radical research and interpretation of “The Cave of the Echoes”. definitely, this paper doesn't try to totally clarify occult practices and happenings as Blavatsky’s literature in part does. It relatively collects fragments of Blavatsky’s strategies and studies with a purpose to achieve a greater realizing of the story’s which means and purpose.

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