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Using "V For Vendetta" To Show Aspects That Make Up A Society

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Fictions are often used to examine more complex societal concerns as scene in the graphic novel and popular film “V for Vendetta”. “V for Vendetta” asks the question what exactly is the expectations of society? This topic is explored by using a fictional world to show the known and possible aspects that make up society and its ideologies. Humans have a strong desire to explore how one can better society. Because of this desire, “science fiction works, ‘V for Vendetta’ is often a strong indicator of how humanity may progress as well as how it relates to current political, religious, and social ideologies” (Alsford). Even though the film and the graphic novel are set in different time periods with different societal concerns, I believe that overall they both show the same goal of questioning common systems and their impact on the future of humanity.
The Contextual Makeup of “V for Vendetta
“V for Vendetta” was originally a short comic book written by Alan Moore in 1982. It was reportedly greatly impacted by the social and political concerns of the early 1980’s. Moore’s world was set in hypothetical United Kingdom in early 1980’s. Moore drew upon Margret Thatcher’s conservative political tactics and the issue of disarming nuclear weapons.
The story revolves around a masked figure V, and his relationship with the young Evey Hammond. She is fed stories by the government claiming that societal out casts such as homosexuals, extremists, and immigrants were behind the vicious nuclear attacks. Evey, herself is a victim of this social environment, as her father is taken from her and placed in a concentration camp. The story parallels to World War II and the government tactics are similar to the Hitler’s regimen. History remains an important tool to understanding both the past and the future. Horkheim and Aldorno write, “refuges of a mindless artistry which represents what is human as opposed to the social mechanism are being relentlessly hunted down by a schematic reason which compels everything to prove its significance and effect. The consequence is that the nonsensical at the bottom...” (Horkheim & Aldorno) In other words, citizens who oppose conformity will be condemned by the government.
The film, in contrast to the graphic novel, takes place much further along in the future in the year 2038. Filmed in 2006, the story differs quite a bit from the original graphic. In order to avoid a civil war, the UK develops a fascist government. The film reflects new social concerns such as chemical and biological warfare. Their methods of gathering intelligence are much more sophisticated than in the original version. The two main characters of V and Evey are the same. Evey, however, have a larger role in the film and is presented as a bit older and less naive than her original version.
Form of “V for Vendetta”
The original comic was told through a series of black and white illustrations and published in anthology format. Later the comic was colored and...

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