Rorschach Character Analysis

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“Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.” - Rick Riordan, The Mark of Anthena. Watchmen is a graphic novel which does not have a clear protagonist or antagonist, since each one of this character has some sort of scar that tells a story about them. In every book, movie or novel, there is always a character that you are most attracted to or find a similitude within. I believe that in this graphic novel the important character is Rorschach, also known as Walter J. Kovacs. He is very different from the other characters by the way he perceives the world, the choices he makes, and how he affects the story. First, who is Rorschach or Walter J. Kovacs? Rorschach is a repulsive, despised, and unattractive man born in New York City in 1970 to a drug-using prostitute. In the other hand, his dad, in his mental image, is a true gentleman and patriot who he never met. Rorschach was also an unwanted child, so this brought to him psychological…show more content…
The first impression I got from him while reading this graphic novel is how grotesque and outrageous he is to the world. Due to the fact that he often relies on his intuition to determine who lives and who dies. Eventually, I started getting a sense and understanding why he is the way he is and why he deals the way he does with his surroundings. Yet at the end of the story, he tries to tell the truth to the world and be that superhero I do not expect. Clearly because he has not been this type of character throughout the story, so at least I found myself impressed with this outcome. I recognized that he is not a character without morals, but he sees the world in a different way and this is where I understood his character better. He said, “Existence is random, Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose” (Moore
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