Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Photograph on Mars

Chapter 4, Page 1, Panels 2 and 9Watchmen chapter 4

These two panels contain identical images:  a photograph of Jon and Janey Slater partially buried in the sands of Mars.  Jon, for a moment, feels nostalgic, and uses the photograph to remind him of the days when he and Janey were a couple.  After that moment, however, Jon realizes that he no longer has any connections to society and humanity, and he drops the photograph onto the barren Mars ground.  This action shows that Jon’s character is depressed, detached, aloof, and  no longer cares about humans even though he was once human himself.

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