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Watchmen Essay

  • Submitted by: epson88
  • on May 2, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 576 words

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Below is an essay on "Watchmen" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

The Story is set in a futuristic 1980’s New York City. The story of these characters goes back to late 1930’s. The events that occurred in the 30’s affected the future events of America for example the presidency of Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War outcome.   The watchmen story starts off on a police investigation of the murder of Edward Blake. With the police having no leads, costumed vigilante Rorschach decides to probe further. Discovering Blake to be the face behind The Comedian, a costumed hero employed by the United States government, Rorschach believes he has discovered a plot to terminate costumed adventurers and sets about warning four of his retired comrades: Dan Dreiberg (formerly the second Nite Owl), the superpowered and emotionally detached Doctor Manhattan and his lover Laurie Juspeczyk (the second Silk Spectre), and Adrian Veidt (once the hero Ozymandias, and now a successful businessman).
After Blake's funeral, Doctor Manhattan is accused on national television of being the cause of cancer in friends and former colleagues. When the U.S. government takes the accusations seriously, Manhattan exiles himself to Mars. In doing so, he throws humanity into political turmoil, with the Soviet Union invading Afghanistan to capitalize on the perceived American weakness. Rorschach's paranoid beliefs appear vindicated when Adrian Veidt narrowly survives an assassination attempt, and Rorschach himself is framed for murdering Moloch, a former supervillain.
The story has multiple settings and a lot flashbacks that are illustrated in the book. These illustrations give you a real feel for how the story goes forward and give in sight on how the characters are portrayed.   One part of the book that takes place back on Earth, Nite Owl and Rorschach continue to uncover the conspiracy surrounding the death of The Comedian and the accusations that drove Doctor Manhattan into exile. They discover evidence that Adrian Veidt may be behind the plan. Rorschach writes his...

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