Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rorshach's sugar?

In Watchmen, Chapter XI on page 3, there are a few panels showing Rorshach eating a sugar cube, then a large panel at the bottom showing it drifting in the wind as they drove away. I was thinking about it, but I can't really see a significance to the sugar cube? I wouldn't think anything of it, except for it's so prominent in that bottom image. Minor plot point, I know, but any thoughts?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

So...turning away from Ghost World...

So I was just wondering, what do you guys think is the best part of Watchmen. The story really doesn't come together until the very end, but I think the most exciting/emotionally satisfying part is when Jon discovers his respect for life, despite his omnipotence. Then the whole novel kind of went downhill. For me at least.COMMENT.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ghost World as a title

We discussed this a bit in class, but what do you all think about the title of Ghost World? What meaning does it hold and what might have made Clowes choose it?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Plot of Ghost World

Once again, my kaleidoscopic brain has once again skipped over a crucial detail. What is the plot of the first five chapters? I can see the plot of chapters six to eight, but not of the chapters preceding them. Can we establish this for me?