Comparing and Contrasting 1984 and V for Vendetta Essay

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Comparing and Contrasting 1984 and V for Vendetta

The novel 1984 and the graphic novel V for Vendetta have similar views on how society is being run. However V for Vendetta was based on 1984 since 1984 was written before V for Vendetta. Both of these novels are similar in a way like the themes and how the male protagonists are the one in charge of overturning the government.
The first similarity between 1984 and V for Vendetta is that the society is being run by totalitarian rule. It is the government that controls the lives of the people and how the society should be run. In 1984, ‘Big Brother’ aka the Inner party, is the figure that keeps an eye on the people and uses telescreens to watch their movement while in V for Vendetta;
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In V for Vendetta, the buildings are more clean and livable and the living style is much better than the living style in 1984. In 1984, the country is lacking supplies and food for the general population and the people have to deal with the hardship while in V for Vendetta, the people are living more comfortably but are still ruled the totalitarian Norsefly Party.
1984 and V for Vendetta share a lot of similarities and yet also have contrast. The sad part about both of the novel is that the main character ‘dies’ as Winston Smith was tortured and brain washed to be loyal to Big Brother and couldn’t overthrow the party and V literally died and couldn’t live on to see the world change and be a better place. The people played in a big part on both of the parties as they were needed to make the parties more powerful as they were all brainwashed. V for Vendetta was based on 1984 but the stories and ending were quite different as V for Vendetta seem to hold a good future while in 1984 the future will be the same and will be