Allegory And Politics In Alan Moore's Watchmen

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“The first telling fact is that in this dystopian world he (Moore) trades Reagan for the American president who, par excellence, has fallen from grace: Richard Nixon. In Moore’s fiction, Nixon has never been removed from office. The choice of a corrupt president to govern over the events in Watchmen reflects a deep moral criticism. — Therefore, the Reagan administration is directly criticised by Moore, who states about Watchmen: “This is not anti-Americanism. This is anti-Reaganism” (Moore, Alan, in Groth, Gary, and Fiore, Robert, 1988. The New Comics: 100).” (Masserano 2009)

This research text entitled, The Judge of All The Earth: Allegory and Politics in Alan Moore’s “Watchmen”, analysis 's Moore’s critique of the politics that governed the atomic age and the effects that it had on the American people as a whole. The seminal line offered up in the second issue of the series by the character of Night Owl, in which the riotous seventies Vietnam protests are the backdrop, outlines how the effects of cold war paranoia left the American populous in relation to the rise of the communist agenda. Night Owl stating, “The country is disintegrating. What happened to America? What’s happened to the American dream?” (Moore 1986) to which the gun-ho Comedian, who is very much the personification of right-wing conservatism retorts, “It came true. You’re looking at it.” (Moore 1986). An important moment to say the least. This then, as the paper outlines, leads into the eighties, where
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