v for vendetta essay

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09/25/13Civics
V for vendetta In the not too distant future, Britain is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments, and prejudice against minorities and has been taken over by an authoritarian government. A government controlled by one leader, were the citizens are seen/treated as subjects ruled under government, who have little to no say on what is being done in their community. The movie is geared towards uncovering the identity of the man behind the mask called ‘V’ and his ally Evey Hammond. V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow community to rise against the unjust leadership of the dictatorship. V tells Evey the following; “People should not be afraid of their government. Government should be afraid of their people.” I agree with this statement because in the movie there are many acts of rebellion and glimmers of hope from the citizens followed by the scared reaction from the leader Adam Sutler to enforce stricter laws because of the possibility that he might lose power and fear over society. When V detonates a London landmark and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to raise up against tyranny and oppression many citizens began to insubordinate and have less fear of the harsh consequences they may receive. For example, a child graffiti the government’s property with a red V, also, the government used the media to prod cast devastating news to the community to remind them why the government is needed and still the citizens of Britain remained faithful to V’s word that he would help them rise against Adam Sutler on November the 5th. The scene that stood out for me the most was the ending because not only…