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Old September 4 2008, 01:04 AM   #39
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Re: Watchmen-The graphic novel

^I think that "who wins" is one of the least important aspects of the book.

As for Rorschach's character...first, your opinion seems colored by how much you value his "coolness". The man has serious issues which are expressed via an extreme worldview, and is a highly unreliable narrator. I think he's cool just as he is...he's a fascinating character who does really badass things. But seeing his flaws doesn't lessen any of that, it helps me to appreciate why he is the way he is. That's a very important element of this book--to postulate how, in a more realistic setting, anyone who would put on a costume and dedicate themselves to fighting crime would have to be of an extreme personality type.

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