THE SUPERIORITY PERCEPTION IN WATCHMEN AND BIOSHOCK: RAPTURE

Abstract

Author(s): ├ľzlem ├ľZEN, R. Mert ├ľCALAN

Recently, especially with their cinema adaptations, overwhelmingly the medium of comics which has become more popular have significantly similar elements in their narrative. One of these are the archetype of the superior heros who are the ones that save the world and are awarded for this action. This situation can even be seen in the video games with a bit of narrative depth. The aim of this work is to present the perception of superiority in American society in Alan Moore and Richard Gibbons’s Watchmen and John Shirley’s Bioshock: Rapture in a comparative manner. In order to examine these works, which took place in America during the Cold War and carried a social criticism dimension, sociology of literature is needed.The terms of “race, milleu, moment” proposed in the field of sociology of literature by Taine will be the method to be used to determine the limits and similarities during this analysis of these works.

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