Watchmen Media - Chapter 3 page 9-19 Media Event Dr Manhattans TV show interview and subsequent banishment Summary In chapter 3 Dr Manhattan was

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Chapter 3, page 9-19 Media Event: Dr. Manhattan’s TV show interview and subsequent banishment Summary: In chapter 3, Dr. Manhattan was scheduled to have a meeting with ABC network. During the interview, one of the reporter, Doug Roth from nova express, accused Dr. Manhattan of giving the people around him cancer. He then proceeded to name a list of people that has died from or is diagnosed of cancer. That accusation sparked an up rise of questions from the reporters that questioned his existence. After attempting to respond to a few in the beginning, Dr. Manhattan became enraged by all the questions and teleported everyone out of the studio. Enraged at the people he confronts, his next act was to leave earth and go to Mars. At the end of the book, we find out that it was all part of Veidt’s ultimate plan to achieve world peace. He needed to set up fake cancer accounts and deaths so that the reporter at the interview was able to spread the word to everybody, ultimately to let the curiosity of people to anger Dr. Manhattan to leave earth. The plan worked and Veidt moved on to the next phase of his plan. Analyze how the media was used: In this particular event, the media influences the characters in the novel greatly. First there was

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