Summarize the excerpts from Hollis Mason’s biography “Under the Hood” that appear at the end of the first 3 chapters.

Hollis Mason’s biography “Under the Hood”

QUESTION 1

Who was the comedian What kind of person was he?

 

QUESTION 2

How does the comic convey the transition from present to flash back within chapter 2?

 

QUESTION 3

Summarize the excerpts from Hollis Mason’s biography “Under the Hood” that appear at the end of the first 3 chapters.

 

QUESTION 4

What is the purpose of the Tales of the Black Freighter comic?

 

QUESTION 5

What is Jon’s relationship to time?

 

QUESTION 6

Each chapter starts with an opening image, and then names the chapter within the first 3-4 pages (in a large text block). For each of the chapters, describe the opening image, and give the chapter title and the quote at the end. How do these relate to the content of the chapter. Do all the chapters.

QUESTION 7

Who is Rorschach? What major event made Rorschach into the dominant personality?

 

QUESTION 8

How do we see Dan grapple with issues of identity between his Dan persona and his NiteOwl persona?

QUESTION 9

Summarize the Tales of the Black Freighter comic (all of it that appears in Watchmen). How does it relate to the main story? The mariner is an allegory for which of the main characters? Explain.

 

QUESTION 10

Who is the villain? Is he actually a villain?

 

QUESTION 11

What happens to Hollis Mason?

 

QUESTION 12

Explain the confrontation between Dr Manhattan and Rorschach at the end. Why is it important?

 

QUESTION 13

What happens at the end of the book? What do you think happens after the book ends?

 

QUESTION 14

Who is Laurie’s father and why does it matter to Dr Manhattan?

 

QUESTION 15

Do you agree with Dan, Laurie, and John’s decision? Explain.

 

QUESTION 16

Look at the images of New York after the “attack” and pick out 3-4 symbolic details and explain their meaning.

 

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