Friday, May 25, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter V - page 26


Panel 3:  The remark “Here be tygers” by the police officer refers to the quote from the William Blake poem that gives this chapter its title.

Panel 9:  The officer’s reference to Rorschach as an animal plays on the manner in which Rorschach has previously described the city in animalistic metaphors (. . . city is dying of rabies.  Is the best I can do to wipe random flecks of foam from its lip?), while also referring once more to the Blake poem, “Tyger Tyger” from which the chapter title comes.

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