Saturday, January 21, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter I - page 21

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Panel 3: Note Laurie’s reaction to Dr. Manhattan’s thoughts on humans: “A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles. Structurally, there’s no discernible difference.” This foreshadows the problems we discover Laurie and Dr. Manhattan are having, which is indicated visually with Laurie in the background and Dr. Manhattan in the extreme foreground – symbolizing the divide now between them.

Panel 5: This is the first mention of the attempted rape by Edward Blake, which has been hinted at previously.

Panel 6: Rorschach is eating one of the sugar cubes he took from Dan Dreiberg’s kitchen.

Rorschach’s remark: “. . . support the allegations made . . . concerning Blake,” gives us more insight into his personality, as is the remark in

Panel 8: “I’m not here to speculate on the moral lapses of men who died in their country’s service.”

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