V For Vendetta Dystopian Analysis

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Imagine what it would be like to live in a society where your ability of independent thought was revoked and not accepted. This is how life was in the movie V for Vendetta directed by James McTeigue, in the award-winning novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and how ISIS, a organization currently in the Middle East, is attempting to control people. V for Vendetta is about a man and his quest for revenge in his society. The story takes place in England, in 1997. It is a world affected and changed by war. The government also changes, as it becomes a dictatorship. Therefore, people are controlled and individual thought is restricted. This results in enforced contentment, as the people make no effort to take back their freedom. The novel opens in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford). All of …show more content…
The population is further controlled through scientific methods. ISIS is an Islamic group known as Islamic State that is violently marching their way through both Iraq and Syria slaughtering Christians due to their refusal to abide by Islamic religious views. The mission statement by ISIS is to “...establish a new Islamic caliphate across the Middle East” (Tognotti). A dystopia is imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. All three of these examples share the dystopian element of restriction. In V for Vendetta directed by James McTeigue, independent thought is restricted. In the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the society functions as a dictatorship, forcing citizens to think a certain and specific way. ISIS can relate to the dystopian characteristic of being restricted because the organization is attempting to convert all people to believing Islamic practices and are simply executing those who do not, causing for a lack of individual thought, which is an example of a dystopia. All three of these examples portray a dystopian society by restricting people’s independent thought and assimilating them to fit certain

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