Watchmen Claims Essay

1. After Dr. Jon Osterman’s accident, when he transforms into Dr. Manhattan, his character is nude for pretty much the whole comic. The reason Dr. Manhattan has an exotic skin color and prefers to be nude for the whole comic book is because he feels a sense of individuality, in which, he is the chooser of what he has transformed into. Due to the accident, involving a nuclear physics experiment, Dr. Osterman has been taken outside the physical realm and returned with god-like powers, including superhuman strength, telekinesis, the ability to teleport himself or others over planetary, and interplanetary distances, control over matter at a subatomic level, near total clairvoyance.

Furthermore, he perceives the past, present and future as happening simultaneously, but at least believes that he cannot act on that knowledge since his own actions and reactions to chronological events are apparently predetermined.

A lot of incredible stuff has happened to Jon Osterman, but he now has to go through the world looking like a “freak”; with no way to escape that reality except to kindle with his own thoughts. 2. One of the strangest things, that happens in this story, is when Walter Joseph Kovacs (a. k. a. Rorschach) thinks of a bloody pig when he looks at the blotches with Dr. Malcolm Long. Rorschach does this because he has a load of psychological issues going on in his head and the type of life style he went through during his childhood.

As a child, Rorschach had to deal with tough life changes. One time, at night, he woke up to hear loud noises coming from his mother’s bedroom. Being curious, he quietly walked down the hall, opened the door to his mother’s room, and there she was; having sex with a bum. As punishment, his mother pulled him towards her and slapped him across the face hard. With how he acts around different people, one would expect him to be the bad guy in the story. However, Rorschach does have a long history of being the bad guy, but he is really just like everyone else; normal. . When Dr. Manhattan went in exile to Mars, there are about 4 or 5 times where he holds that photograph of himself and his 1st wife and lets it fall slowly to the ground. Dr. Manhattan loves his 1st wife to death. It was that marriage that Dr. Manhattan had bought her a pair of earrings that she held dearest to her heart. When she found out about what was going on between Laurie Juspeczyk and her husband, she got a suitcase, packed all of her stuff in it, and got out of there as quickly as she could.

Although, there was one key thing that happened; before she left, Dr. Manhattan watched her snatch off the earrings and throw them right in his face. I think, that when Dr. Manhattan was letting that picture of him and his 1st wife fall slowly to the ground, that he thought back about those painful memories; of how things used to be. 4. Out of all the “superheroes” in this comic, Daniel Dreiberg (a. k. a. Nite Owl) seems to be the only superhero that is normal.

The reason that Dan seems to be the only superhero that is normal is because he is the only “superhero” that does good deeds throughout the story and cares about other people and what they think of him as a hero. Dan can also be the only “true” hero in the comic book because he is the only guy who doesn’t have a reason to be a superhero, but that he wants to. Rorschach has psychological problems, Dr. Manhattan has been through a freak accident, and all the rest have their own “issues. Dan strikes me as the sort of guy who likes crime fighting just to see the burglars get put behind bars. 5. During the comic, Daniel Dreiberg and Laurie Juspeczyk decide to have sex, but they are unsuccessful. After rescuing those people from that burning apartment complex, however, Daniel and Laurie have sex again with success. Somehow, it is so easy for Daniel and Laurie to love each other, yet they go through this rigorous process trying to make love.

It is so easy for Daniel and Laurie to love each other because of their first encounter with one another. First, when Dan and Laurie try to have sex for the first time, Dan decides to stop the process and they are unsuccessful. However, after Dan and Laurie rescue those people from the burning apartment complex, they try to have sex again, but this time they are successful. This scene is basically a smitten (a vision that she is becoming infatuated, or in love, with him; like he is her “knight in shining armor”) of the two lovers.

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