A while ago I went to see “The Watchmen” in theaters.While I regret going to see that movie because it was seriously one of the most messed up things I’ve ever seen there were a few interesting parts.For example this is one said by Rorschach while visiting the Comedian’s grave after his funereal.I found it on wikiquote.
"I heard a joke once. Man goes to doctor, says he’s depressed. Life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says “Treatment is simple. The great clown, Pagliacci, is in town. Go see him. That should pick you up”. Man bursts into tears. “But doctor”, he says, “I am Pagliacci.”.
I found that part very sad because of that and how “The sounds of silence” by Simon and Garfunkel was being played.I definately recognized the melody of that song because it’s been used for years (and still is used) at the Churches I go to.However the I was really focused on the quote because I remember how years ago I found this website that gives commentaries about movies from a Catholic perspective.I was curious to look at the review for “The silence of the lambs” (I think) and it started with something almost like that expect it said Grimaldi instead of Pagliacci.“The Watchmen” graphic novel came in like part between 1986-1987 so that quote about the doctor and the patient who’s a clown is probably old.I still wonder who said that and what does it mean though.Can anyone help answer that?.