{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Rorschach is also considered a psychopath because

Info icon This preview shows pages 4–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Rorschach is also considered a psychopath because, unlike the other members of the Watchmen, he is relentless when it comes to fighting crime and also enjoys it. His code of justice is that criminals are scum and need to be prosecuted with absolute severity. Rorschach’s view of the world makes most people scum to him, which is one of the reasons why he is an anti-hero. In one of his journals Rorschach explains, “Approached disturbance an attempted rape/ mugging/ both. Cleared throat. The man turned and there was something rewarding in his eyes. Sometimes the night is generous to me” (Moore V, 18). Rorschach enjoys fighting crime because he explains how sometimes the night is not selfish in giving him crimes. Rorschach just has to look into the criminal’s eyes and he can quickly tell how malicious they are. Kovacs is more attached to his costume than the rest of the Watchmen because he always considers Rorschach his true identity and refers to his shape changing mask as his face. As Rorschach changes into Walter when he joins the public he states, “First, peeled off my face, folded it, hid inside jacket. Without my face, nobody knows. Nobody knows who I am” (Moore V, 11). Walter’s inspiration for crime fighting and pursuing justice is so profound that he spends most of his time dressed up as Rorschach. He believes that 4
Image of page 4

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Poz Diaz Rorschach is his true identity and Walter Kovacs is merely a costume to cover up who he is. As he explained to Dr. Malcolm Long during one of their session, Kovacs died with the little girl that was kidnapped after that incident he felt that every criminal needed to be punished without mercy. After Rorschach is rescued from the prison by Nite Owl and the Silk Spectre they help Rorschach recover a spare costume and the final draft of his journal. Before leaving Rorschach’s checks for, “Spare clothes. Spare face. Final draft of journal. Police only found rough notes. Gloves. Hats. Shoes. There. Think that’s everything we…” (Moore X, 6). Similar to when Rorschach goes into the public, he seems to feel naked whenever he is not in his costume or has his mask on. To Rorschach the most important things he values are his mask and his journal because his journal is meant to reveal the truth of who is behind everything. Although, to many, Rorschach is viewed as a psychopath, Nite Owl explains to Silk Spectre that there was a time when he had a rational mind. During the time between Kovacs first started fighting crime and the case of the kidnapped little girl, he teamed up with Nite Owl and both worked together to fight crime. Dan recollects as he talks to Miss Jupiter, “He was normal once. Sure, he was quiet, he was grim, but he still had all the buttons on his over-coat. Soon after I started out, we blitzed the Big Figure together. Tactically he was brilliant. He was so unpredictable. What I’m saying is, he was rational then. Over the years that mask’s eaten his brains” (Moore VII, 9). Before the kidnapping case it is noticeable that Rorschach was not as cruel and merciless to his victims. Dan describes how during the time they were working together he
Image of page 5
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern