v for vendetta Essay

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“V for Vendetta” and Animal Farm: A Comparison
The futuristic tale unfolds in a Great Britain that's a fascist state. A freedom fighter known as V (Weaving) uses terrorist tactics to fight the oppressive society. He rescues a young woman (Portman) from the secret police, and she becomes his unlikely ally. Written by Siriuslydead (source: imdb.com)
In this obscure and Gothic tale, adapted from David Lloyd's graphic novel, one attractive girl, Evey gets involved accidentally in a terrorist attack, perpetrated by a masked and megalomaniac character, V. V is following the same steps of Guy Fawkes, a sort of terrorist of the XVII century, who wanted to blow up the English Parlament in London. However, in the present time, the Orwellian London lives under the fascist government of chancellor Adam, and V will fight against his regime, using the power of powder, blowing up important buildings. Evey will be chased by the secret police, thinking that she's the accomplice of V, who will accomplish Fawkes' mission of destroying the Parlament on the 5th of November, in this mixture of The Phantom of the Opera, George Orwell's 1984 and Batman. Written by Alejandro Frias (source: imdb.com)
Themes Present in Animal Farm:
The Societal Tendency toward Class Stratification: Animal Farm offers commentary on the development of class tyranny and the human tendency to maintain and reestablish class structures even in societies that allegedly stand for total equality.
The Danger of a Naïve Working Class: One of the novella’s most impressive accomplishments is its portrayal not just of the figures in power but also of the oppressed people themselves. Animal Farm demonstrates how the inability or unwillingness to question authority condemns the working class to suffer the full extent of the ruling class’s oppression.
The Abuse of Language as Instrumental to the Abuse of Power
Spin and Propaganda: Messing with the Message

A theme for the media age:
Technologies of Control: TV as the opiate of the masses

Your Task: In a well-developed response, using examples from the movie, explain how “V for Vendetta” illustrates a…