September 27, 2007

Who Watches The Watchmen?

Posted in Media at 3:09 pm by Caleb Winn

I’ve recently finished Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel, The Watchmen.

The book raises a lot of very interesting questions about the nature of evil, utilitarian calculations for the sake of the Greater Good, the role of reason and emotion in moral determinations, and the question of determinism vs. free will. At the end of the book, the reader is as unsure as the characters themselves whether The Right Thing was done. It is a powerful, challenging, stunningly well-written exploration of some important themes, full of glaring insights on human nature.

I think it will merit further discussion and analysis…


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