Dan describes how during the time they were working

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merciless to his victims. Dan describes how during the time they were working together he realized that Rorschach was tactically amazing and he was rational then. Dan explains how he believes Rorschach’s mask is eating his brains because he has noticed that all 5
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Poz Diaz Rorschach cares about is fighting crime and does not take a break from it. The graphic events that Walter experienced during the kidnapping case influenced him so much that from that day on, he feels the need to avenge everyone who is a victim of crime and is willing to do so by any means necessary. Although Rorschach seems to have many flaws he can still be considered a hero because he is a crime fighter. Although he has a rough way of dealing with crime, Rorschach is still a hero because he believes in justice and in what is good. He may be cruel against his victims but his victims are criminals so they deserve to be punished for their crimes. Near the end of the novel, when the Watchmen decide to keep quiet about the truth, Rorschach disagrees with them and believes the world should know the truth. Rorschach states, “Back to owlship. Back to America. Evil must be punished. People must be told” (Moore XII, 23). Rorschach’s persistence and dedication in making sure justice is served and is demonstrated. Although he knows Adrian’s plan will avert nuclear war it is unjust for innocent people to die and the rest of the world should know the foundation of their fake utopia. Although the Watchmen were his comrades, Rorschach demonstrates the true characteristics of a hero because he stays committed to fighting the conspiracy that has been revealed to him. A hero does what is best to protect the people and in Rorschach’s case, he felt that the best thing to do was reveal the truth to the people because it was the right thing to do and they would not have been lied to. At the beginning of the novel, when Rorschach first becomes aware of Edward Blake’s death, the Comedian, he is the only hero to pay attention and tries to uncover who is the mask killer. Rorschach senses 6
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Poz Diaz that there is something bigger happening around Blake’s death and he wants to discover who killed him to prevent the murderer from killing any other members of the Watchmen. Rorschach is not considered a hero because although he believes in fighting crime and pursuing justice he tends to approach it in a grotesque manner. He feels no sympathy for the people of the city because he believes that they brought all this evil upon themselves due to all their crimes and sins. In the beginning of the novel he states, “The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘save us!’ and ill look down and whisper ‘no’”( Moore I,1). Rorschach is explaining how his city is filled with corruption and crime. He is describing how once all the people have realized all their crimes, they will want him to help but he will not. One of the reasons he is an anti-hero is because when it
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