Apocalyptic threats and humanity’s fate

Goal:
Your synthesis assembles a conclusion from two primary sources. Your essay shows the sum of your research into a given topic of your choice.

-Requirements:
– 4 paragraphs (intro, first body, second body, conclusion).
– At least one/two in-text citations for the first and second body paragraphs. (see rec. quotes at the bottom)
– Tie-in the secondary source in the conclusion.

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Structure of Synthesis:
– Introduce essay, state thesis
– Summarize passage A (Watchmen)
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– Summarize passage B (V for Vendetta)
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– Discussion and Conclusion

Sources:
– (PRIMARY) Watchmen – Graphic Novel – https://rb.gy/nzyxpq
– (PRIMARY) V for Vendetta – Graphic Novel – https://rb.gy/i4ycwp
-(SECONDARY) Bloomberg Article – https://rb.gy/um6hvg

Recommended Quotes:
– Watchmen (Graphic Novel)
“I’m leaving this galaxy for one less complicated” (XII.27.3). – Dr. Manhattan
“To frighten governments into co-operation, I would convince them that Earth faced imminent attack by beings from another world” (XI.25.4).
“He stood up for his country […] if that makes him a Nazi, you might as well call me a Nazi, too” (1.17.6-7).
“But the country’s disintegrating. What’s happened to America? What’s happened to the American dream?” (II.18.6).

-V for Vendetta (Graphic Novel)
“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
“Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.”
“Since mankind’s dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We’ve seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.”

Additional helpful source/reference:
– Blog post analyzing V for Vendetta and Watchmen – https://rb.gy/p2ychv

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