V For Vendetta Analysis

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“V For Vendetta”, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, definitely a great successful graphic novel about anarchy and liberty. The story was happening in Britain on November, 1997 that you can see the evidence from page 9. The voice of fate broadcast the date “It is the fifth of the eleventh, nineteen-ninety-seven.” which told us this year is 1997s. Then some cities name like “ London, Birmingham” also implied that country was Britain. Next, here came our protagonist “V” who always wears a mask with exaggerated smile. He was a slender man and always in black with a cloak which emphasized on his mystery. As a victim of human experiment, he used his own rebellious way to revenge the government. In order to achieve his freedom and anarchy, he dedicated …show more content…
The relationship between V and Susan hostile. In the story, V represents the fighter of freedom, whereas Susan is the dictator of Britain. Their conflict makes up the theme of story “anarchy”. One important event happened in the story was Bombing the Justice Statue. This event was mainly about V’s monologue about Goddess of Justice. It deepens the understanding of Character V who has changed his belief because of fake justice. Through the communication from V’s side, we were aware of a more round and dynamic V. Afterward, V conquered the Broadcast Station and broadcast his own DVD to propagate his speech. In that case, TV played a significant role in spreading information. We knew that Internet was not pervasive at 90’s and TV was used to entertain and receive information at that age. Compared to present Internet culture, the TV culture used to be an effective and efficient way to propagate one group’s idea. As I was reading through the book, the past of V and the experiment in Larkhill also revealed gradually. But unfortunately, the author did not provide too many description about V and the only thing that I know was he did everything for …show more content…
So he planed a group of spy to search that gossip and kill those people in secret. In that case, civilian were all afraid of speaking in public under the harsh control of government. Similarly, the system in Britain was another kind of banning information. People could only listen to the voice of fate and receive the prepared information from the government. The connection between the story and real life is the power of government. In this world, we use information and knowledge collected from all over the world to form the perception of the world. However, what if the information is with bias? Could you imagine that all information we received might only be beneficial for one political group? Could you imagine that people are being used to protect one’s authority but nobody suspects about it? In a word, whether government should control our own opinions and only show the information that the government need? Nowadays, we need the ability of critical thinking in a mature way in case being used by one’s group. Also, when people have been used and deceived, they need to learn to announce their own rights and

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