V for Vendetta discussion Essay

Submitted By foxracing21
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I had a hard time starting the essay, so I decided to type what came to mind. V for Vendetta departs the poetics and rules of realism because it takes the reader from the real into the surreal. The graphic novel does this through the multiple levels of modality that are presented to the reader. In V for Vendetta the reader is forced to decode each panel in order to understand the meanings of the pictures through their visual acuity. Each of the panels differs from one another by the use of different color tone. The use of light and dark colors bring the text and imagery together. The way each frame is constructed directs and impacts the way the reader views that narrative. Another form of imagery used is V’s pattern itself. The symbol is closely related to the symbol of anarchy with the exception of it being upside down and without the cross in the A. V’s symbol is frequently displayed in graffiti on posters and walls. V’s symbol is significant because it displays his rebellion against the fascist British government. The use of imagery is crucial because each of the pictures and panels have so much crucial information in them that portray key elements in the plot. The reader is able to foreshadow what will happen next as certain panels give clues and hints to upcoming events. Against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, a young working-class woman named Evey is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta. In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government,