Spiritual talk, symbols, and undertones in Watchmen:
Talk of the Last Judgement:
The lyrics of “The Sound of Silence.”
“The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenement halls.”
Rorschach’s sign: “The end is near.”
The priest at the Comedian’s funeral, and the headstones in the shape of crosses or angels.
The piece of music, “Ride of the Valkyries.”
A “Valkyrie” is a figure in Norse mythology.
The Comedian’s words in Vietnam: “God help us all.”
Moloch, giving himself the sign of the cross upon rising to leave, after having placed a wreath on the Comedian’s grave.
“Moloch” was a god worshiped by the Babylonians.
The Crucifix above Moloch’s bed. Also: The Comedian is confessing his sins to Moloch.
People wonder if Dr. Manhattan is God. Dr. Manhattan himself is unsure if there is a God.
Rorschach’s words to the doctor:
The lyrics of “Hallelujah.”
Pharaohs were believed to be gods. Ozymandias’ computer password is the name of a pharaoh: Ramses II. “Ozymandias” is also the Greek name for Ramses II.
Dr. Manhattan’s description of Ms. Jupiter: “A miracle.”
The lyrics of “All Along the Watchtower.”
The name of Ozymandias’ fortress: “Karnak.” The name of ancient Egypt’s city of temples.
Any examples of spirituality in Watchmen that I missed? Thank you. And thank you for reading.