Spirituality in “Watchmen” (the movie)

Spiritual talk, symbols, and undertones in Watchmen:

Talk of the Last Judgement:

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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.”

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The priest at the Comedian’s funeral, and the headstones in the shape of crosses or angels.

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The piece of music, “Ride of the Valkyries.”

A “Valkyrie” is a figure in Norse mythology.

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The Comedian’s words in Vietnam: “God help us all.”

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Moloch, giving himself the sign of the cross upon rising to leave, after having placed a wreath on the Comedian’s grave.

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“Moloch” was a god worshiped by the Babylonians.

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The Crucifix above Moloch’s bed. Also: The Comedian is confessing his sins to Moloch.

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People wonder if Dr. Manhattan is God. Dr. Manhattan himself is unsure if there is a God.

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Rorschach’s words to the doctor:

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The lyrics of “Hallelujah.”

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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.

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Dr. Manhattan’s description of Ms. Jupiter: “A miracle.”

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The lyrics of “All Along the Watchtower.”

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The name of Ozymandias’ fortress: “Karnak.” The name of ancient Egypt’s city of temples.

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Any examples of spirituality in Watchmen that I missed? Thank you. And thank you for reading.

 

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