Analysis Of The Book ' Watchmen ' By Alan Moore And Dave Gibbons

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Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, illustrates the consequences of one attaining power in order to save the world from danger. There are three characters who have different philosophies in which they believe can save the world from destroying themselves. Ozymandias believed that to save the world from danger, there should be a mass murder of people on earth, in order to save billions. Rorschach believed that, “There is good, and there is evil, and evil must be punished.” Dr. Manhattan philosophy is to let time happen because time is irrelevant. Ozymandias, Rorschach, and Doctor Manhattan seems to have different philosophies of saving the world from danger but somehow ends up becoming the opposite of who they really are as power overtakes them. Therefore, who are the “heroes” in the Watchmen?

The power of saving the world can cause unanticipated consequences to transpire. Therefore do we constitute them as a hero? Ozymandias believes that he is making a rational transaction in sacrificing millions of lives in order to save billions. Killing millions of people will make the world think it is under threat from an otherworldly menace, resulting in global unity and an end to the Cold War.
In the Watchmen, Ozymandias justifies that he is not the villain because all he wanted to do was save the world from corruption and injustice. Therefore, he believed that by creating an fictional alien menace to kill millions of innocent lives , will save billions in result create…

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