Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter VII - page 17


Panels 5-7:  The dream imagery of Dan and Laurie being decimated by the explosion juxtaposed against Dan lightly kissing Laurie’s hand seems to foreshadow, through its symbolism, that Dan is leaving his lover to go be the hero, which is a common motif of adventure fiction.

Panel 10:  Laurie’s sleepy remark to Jon is yet another example of Moore’s attention to detail, as well as human nature.   Having been in such a long relationship with Dr. Manhattan, and hardly even begun one with Dan, it is only natural that she would call for Jon in her sleep, which she has been doing for years at this point in the story.

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