Symbols In Faulkner's Watchman

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Watchman is a graphic novel that encompasses many themes that fall in the realm of heroes and villains. While this is the case, the novel additionally incorporates many recurring symbols from beginning to end. Ultimately, these symbols add insight to the story being told. In the graphic novel, Watchmen, the recurring image of the Hiroshima lovers highlights the cold war and suggests the unexpected ending of Ozymandias’ scheme. Symbols that tend to recur in books and other mediums tend to hold some significance to the story being told. Furthermore, symbols can add historical reference, or relay an underlying meaning that should be noted by the reader. In Watchmen, the recurrence of the Hiroshima lovers does both. First, the Hiroshima lovers has historical context, the Hiroshima lovers have been known throughout history from the bombing of Hiroshima Japan in World War II, by the United States. The impact of the bomb was so strong that it left imprints of individuals, such as the lovers on the sides of buildings and homes. From a historical context, the recurring symbol of the lovers throughout the novel underlies the worry and fear of the Cold War. On a deeper level it foreshadows a hidden possibility of a greater force or danger to come. For example, on page 27 of chapter six we see the …show more content…

In the graphic novel, Watchmen, the recurring image of the Hiroshima lovers highlights the cold war and suggests the unexpected ending of Ozymandias scheme. The symbol of the Hiroshima lovers adds historical context to the story while giving the suggestion of a greater force that may cause destruction. The symbol puts emphasis on how individuals felt during the Cold War and how the reality of war continues to exist. Furthermore, it suggests that a greater event may occur, Ozymandias’ plan. Ultimately, only a greater force or fear could stop the probability of another dangerous event from

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