Watchmen - Chapter 5 Fearful Symmetry Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Fearful Symmetry Summary

Rorschach returns to Moloch's apartment and forcefully interrogates him again, but concludes that in actuality Moloch knows nothing. Rorschach tells Moloch that, should Moloch learn anything of note, he can be contacted by leaving a note in a particular city trashcan. Elsewhere detectives Fine and Bourquin investigate a brutal murder/suicide involving a man, who slaughtered his family because of anxiety about an impending war with Russia. In yet another location, Dan and Laurie meet for dinner.

Meanwhile, out on the street, Bernhard the newsman drones on endlessly, while Bernie reads Tales of the Black Freighter. The protagonist in the comic-within-the-comic is determined to reach him home before the Black Freighter so that he can protect his wife and children from their piratical designs. He is stranded on an island, however, and has very few options. In order to escape he fashions a...

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