Lovecraft is campy, pulpy fun. But is there a sense in which we should take what he has to say seriously? Granting the obvious fictionality of the Cthulhu Mythos, speculate about a possible idea of serious import that you see in either of the two stories you have been assigned. Cite a passage as part of your discussion. Essays forbidden.
Possible Bubbles of Spacetime Curvature in the South Pacific. Naturally you will already need to be familiar with the basics of gravitational lensing and non-Euclidean geometry.