Watchmen - Study Guide Chapter 6 The Abyss Gazes Also Summary & Analysis

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Criminal Psychiatrist Malcolm Long interviews Rorschach at the prison facility. Dr. Long uses Rorschach inkblots to elicit responses from Rorschach. Rorschach sees violent images but responds with nice things. For example, he sees a dog with its head split apart but he replies that he sees pretty butterflies. Dr. Long tells Rorschach that he is trying to help, and needs cooperation. Rorschach replies that Dr. Long is just trying to get famous. Their discussion continues for a few minutes and as Dr. Long pops a handful of pills, Rorschach remembers his early life.

Rorschach was born, 1940, as Walter Joseph Kovacs to Sylvia Joanna Kovacs nee Glick, father unknown. Sylvia was a physically and emotionally abusive mother, who earned money-turning tricks, often in front of Walter. In 1951, age 11, Walter was involved in a street fight, when two much older and...

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