Superheroes In Watchmen

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agonized over psychopath (87). Similarly, “Maus” brings the character closer to the human world by describing the experiences of the father anthropomorphically by making Nazis into cats, Jews into mice and Poles into pigs during the Holocaust (Bourdieu, 38). However, according to Hughes, “Maus” lacks the resemblance of truth as depicted in “Watchmen” a book that explores the consequences in our concept of superheroes if they lived among us in our world (458),. Moore and Gibbons set their story in a real-world scenario in a slightly altered New York. As pointed out by Reynolds the superheroes in Watchmen “exist at the mercy of contingent factors, which limit their actions … The superhero in Watchmen has become just another facet of society”…show more content…
Ideally, Watchmen bring forth the idea of superheroes living among us and doing what we (it makes superheroes real). As pointed out by Thompson Watchmen captures the nature of heroes that the previous comic failed to do (107). For instance, if the Spiderman movie turned and be real and help to suspend the disbelief of its audience; this can help build on the notion of the Watchmen of superheroes being real and among us. However, Thompson further argues that Watchman implies that if people are allowed to realize their superhero fantasies, the real world will become altered but not in a good way (108). Ideally, this implies that an idea can be destroyed by its own realization that is the extreme development of an idea can lead to its destruction. For instance, “violence” can be destroyed by “terror” because terror is more violent than violence; time by “instantaneity” that is more present than the presenter and in Watchmen case the hero is destroyed by the superhero who possess more heroic than the hero but whose heroics are not recognized as heroics anymore (Thompson, 109). Moore seems to imply that the most powerful tool of deconstruction entails provisionally accepting the underlying idea or worldview, then working from within it to expand it beyond its limit eventually making it collapse under its weight. A strategy Thompson refers to as hypertrophic deconstruction named after Nietzsche who discovered that a hypertrophic virtue could cause decay among a population the same way a hypertrophic virtue can (109). Ideally, Watchmen deconstructs the traditional concept and presentation of a hero by constructing its heroes and extending the traditional fantasies of a hero beyond its limits to the point of realization that these fantasies become
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