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Watchmen’s Egg Symbolism: A Timeline #SciFiSunday

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Vulture dives deep into Watchmen‘s egg metaphors.

Sometimes, shows like Watchmen bury their symbolism deep within the narrative, hinting at larger themes only from time to time. But then sometimes an omnipotent blue guy sits at a table and makes an egg appear out of thin air to prove to a woman he loves that he has the ability to create life.

Given their fragility, their purity, and the potential they contain, eggs are a long-established metaphor for life. Plus, they’re essential to the philosophical question of which came first, the chicken or the egg — the sort of fascinating paradox that defies actual answers.

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