The story Nyarlathotep basically provides the insight about the degree of destabilization with regards to the narrator’s existence. The narrative provides the clear understanding of how chaos can readily impose a certain situation which can destroy the very essence of the fixed arrangements of things especially in the physical and emotional aspect of a community. Nyarlathotep is a fictional character that represents chaotic events which crawls gently buy surely involves dismantling sets of pre-arranged structures of human existence. The story provides the readers how this “creature” sustains long term influence to everything it touches by inducing disorder.
Basically, the writer intends to project Nyarlathotep as something which cannot be prevented and that encompasses a great extent of human sanity. In the story, it is personified as a being which induces complexity as well as mystery for it drastically changes everything from a complete orderly situation to turmoil.
The writer narrated a story with respect to how Nyarlathotep has influenced his personal life by describing his observations about the changes in the society he was previously immersed in. In this aspect, it seems that he wants to relay to the readers that the same situation may also happen to them and that the story can become a very good reference on what to expect and how the drastic effects can be minimized using the experiences stated by the writer.
For further analysis, the overall effect of hearing or reading a particular narrative can be differentiated based on how information is acquired by the person. The effect of hearing a story may provide a direct believable result since there is a third party in reference which relays the information. On the other hand, the effect of reading can provide a definite form of imaginative experience since the information is processed based on how the details are projected to the reader’s mind, therefore increasing its cognitive capability (Weatherston 1). In any case, the same degree effect in capturing the essence of story telling may be developed for both reading and hearing procedures.
Weatherston, Martin. “Heidegger’s Interpretation of Kant: Categories, Imagination, and Temporality.” University of Notre Dame. 2004. 4 Feb 2008 <http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=1346>.