Watchmen - Chapter 7 Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas Summary

Chapter 7 concludes with a reprint from the Journal of the American Ornithological Society. The paper, by Dan Dreiberg, suggests that scientists, including Dan, often miss the mystery and beauty of life because of their rigorous approach to the scientific method. Dan suggests that instead of considering birds as simply organisms to be dissected, catalogued, and understood, they should be enjoyed as beautiful miracles. He also comments that the Owl's screech is not intended to disorient prey, but to paralyze it with fear and pin it to the ground.

Chapter 7 Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas Analysis

Dan's paper serves to further develop his character and serves as a metaphor for Rorschach's arrest report and miscellaneous writings found at the end of Chapter 6. The characterization and development of Dan is an enjoyable and strong fictional element...

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