Daanish Hasnain's blog
In watchmen, at the dawn of Veidt's new era, (21st century), Doc Manhattan disappears, much like the nuclear tensions between Russia and the United States have been dying down. Notice the picture of the mushroom cloud when Doc Manhattan leaves Adrian in their final conversation. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons showed remarkable foresight.
Yea, I was already in break mode during class so, these are just some similar points I did not make in class today. The bombing in Dresden, and Hiroshima seem to be a statement of the universality of the human experience, specifically through time. The experience with William Black, and the Mom's experience with Ron is a statement to the human experience, but laterally, in that different events can cause grief, yet this grief is universal. And that one must deal with emotions, as opposed to being afraid of them, or risk being like the grandfather, which I think is the theme of the novel.
I thought it was a definitely effective teaching method, but I wish there was more questions and answering.
Just an aside, another post-apocalyptic story is the Book of Eli. Just wondered how it would portray Eli, because he seems to be the protagonist of that story.