The significance of hidden or suppressed information in Watchmen and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Choose one of the following topics and offer a specific argument that responds to the question:

  1. What is the significance of hidden or suppressed information in Watchmen and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone? You might consider what the texts show about information that should or should not be made public to everyone as well as when or under what circumstances.
  2. Compare the ways in which fictionalized or real American pop culture is used in Watchmenand Persepolis. How do musical acts, books, films, brands, and/or other aspects of pop culture help to support or critique a theme in these texts?
  3. Compare the coming of age stories of Marjane and Harry. How does adversity, self-confidence, or the role of mentors similarly/differently affect them? You’ll want to focus on the first half of Persepolis for this question and you might refer to later books about Harry but focus on the first book since this is our course text.
  4. Compare the impact of specific gender norms on Marjane and Laurie. How does adversity, self-confidence, or the role of mentors similarly/differently affect them? You’ll want to focus on the second half of Persepolis for this question and you might refer to adaptations of Watchmen but focus on our course text.
  5. In what specific way are the main characters in Watchmen largely familiar, ultimately unique, or familiar but with a particular twist? Compare at least three of the heroes from Watchmento any characters from our other course texts and examine qualities that are shared or that the Watchmen characters make unique somehow or identify the twist on familiar roles or archetypes that this text offers

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