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watchmen-alan-mooreRorschachFeared vigilante who does not identify with civilian life; Dans former partnerLaurie JuspeczykRetired vigilante; resents being groomed for the family businessDan DreibergRetired vigilante who feels powerless as a civilian; Lauries new loverDr. ManhattanSuperbeing losing touch with humanity; the Comedians former partner and Lauries former loverThe ComedianGovernment-sponsored vigilante and loner; Lauries secret fatherAdrian VeidtRetired vigilante and successful businessman; murders the ComedianIdentity & Flawed HeroesThe vigilantes often blur the line between hero and villain, and many believe their alter egos are better representations of who they are.Ethics & MoralityThe vigilantes justify their actions according to their own ideas about right and wrong.FateThe fatalism of some of the characters leaves them resigned to nuclear holocaust.ThemesBloodied Smiley FaceThe Comedians blood-smeared smiley face pin is a reminder of the dark realities of human nature.The Black FreighterThe narrators quest to save his family parallels that of Adrian Veidts efforts to save humanity.Nostalgia PerfumeAdrian Veidts popular perfume evokes memories of the past. MotifsRorschach, Chapter 1ever despair. Never surrender.Watchmenby the NumbersYear Zack Snyders film adaptation of the series was released 2009Dollars and credit Moore takes for the film adaptations of his work0Year Moore appeared as himself on an episode of The Simpsons 2007Year Watchmen was named one of Time magazine's 100 best novels.2010A British novelist, writer, and musician, Moore is best known for his genre-defining graphic novels of the 1980s, including V for Vendetta and Watchmen. Moores broad body of work reflects his inquisitive and rebellious nature and frequently explores themes of power, moral ambiguity, mysticism, and identity.ALAN MOOREBORN 1953AuthorSet in a reimagined 1980s America in which Richard Nixon is president and nuclear war is imminent, Watchmen tells the story of a group of retired vigilante heroes who try to untangle a plot to incapacitate them. Dark and fascinatingly complex, Watchmen changed the tone and content of comic books and graphic novels forever.Who Watches the Watchmen?MAIN CHARACTERSSources: Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentleman by Gary Spencer Millidge, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Telegraph, TimeCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.NovelDystopianEnglishOriginal Language1986–87Years PublishedWatchmenAlan MooreAuthor

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