Analysis Of The Book ' Watchmen ' By Dc Comics '

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Colin Ellis
Dr. Angel
ENGL 2322.P01
21 March 2016
Watchmen
Watchmen, by DC Comics, should be considered a literary work for its great use of realism and deconstruction, storytelling and subplots, and the focus on personal character development and their moral codes. Watchmen utilizes these aspects in a way that makes the reader change the way they think about their popular culture and what is valuable to them. These aspects help solidify the idea that Watchmen is the first in a new breed of comics, one in which they make the transition from fantasy to literature. It is a work that is recognized by many as a revolutionary comic series, and is even lauded as one of the best novels and most significant works of the 20th century. It has solidified its place as a cultural classic in America and it would be injudicious to not see Watchmen as a literary work.
In order to see Watchmen as a literary work, one must understand what that is. A classic is a literary work our culture studies due to its ability to maintain being conventional, or popular, and relevant despite times changing. When people think of an American classic, people think of stories like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. In these novels, the authors utilize certain aspects of language, such as intense character development, subplots, and realism, and ties them together to create great, detailed storylines. This use of language and…

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