Essay about V for Vendetta Analysis

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Seminar Assignment – V for Vendetta 2a) Describe the differences between the fascist Norsefire government’s and V’s anarchist view of a “healthy country.” How do Norsefire and V define the role of the government and the role of the citizen differently? The chaos and fury of the violence of the post-apocalyptic Britain initiated the radically right-winged Norsefire regime: fascists that united with the surviving big companies and businesses, giving them the appearance of wealth and stability. Yet, even if the Norsefire regime did agreeably bring order back to the country, there was a price to pay: ethnic and racial minorities like Black people, Indians, and Pakistanis were gathered and place in concentration …show more content…
It is crucial that in an open society there is freedom of expression, even when offensive to some. Freedom of expression also entails the freedom to criticize and satirize political leaders. In the film, Gordon Deitrich uses his popular talk show to satirize Chancellor Sutler. As a consequence he is seized from his home and ‘disappears’

2d) Why has V filled his Shadow Gallery with all of the banned books, art objects, films, and a jukebox? How does V’s knowledge and love of culture fuel his desire for rebellion and resistance? In his underground hiding-place, V has a library of forbidden books and a museum of forbidden art. V gathered all these banned items because, for one, he does not agree with Norsefire when it comes to hiding the outside world to the citizens of London. He filled his house with all of these things in order to remember his goal and what he stands for. This can be acknowledged by the picture of Valerie Page he keeps. She was a homosexual, and homosexuality was censored and punished by Norsefire government. The picture frame of this woman and the roses remind V that what he is doing is for her, and for people who suffered and are suffering in London. He also has all these things because he loves culture. He is a vicarious reader and knows how to appreciate art. When Evey tells V that she has never seen a jukebox like the one he owns, he says: "Of course not. You grew up in their world. Art is created by individuals and there are

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