V For Vendetta Essay

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V for Vendetta Essay Henry CostelloIn the film V for Vendetta, the director, James Mcteigue uses camera work and dialogue to highlight the nature of a character in the film. In the film we can see a parallel connection between Evey and V, which is in the first scene, the nature of the character "Evey" was influenced by the torturing of V, the nature of the character "V" was changed by the experimental study of the Government. The influence "V" has on Evey is portrayed in the scene where Evey takes the role of setting the train bombs off. Mcteigue uses Motifs and ideas which also create connections between Evey and V in the film, which help reveal the nature of the characters. In the movie V for Vendetta, 'V' is a man who escaped an unfair virus trial by the government as an experimental study. He vows himself to revenge and kill those responsible. He also becomes a rebel leader, fighting like a freedom fighter against dictatorship in Britain, set in the future and ruled by Norsefire, a fascist political party in a totalitarian government. The woman Evey, a protagonist in the film, is victim of an attempted rape by the secret police, when she knowingly breaks the law by leaving her house after curfew. The policemen used their status to create fear by threatening her in order to be respected and obeyed, Evey is then saved by the mysterious masked man. However, it is intriguing to visualize a masked man, which we will soon identify as V, taking matters into his own hands by destroying the established yet corrupt government, in hopes of a new beginning for the people. In the film V for Vendetta, V's action illustrates the history of Guy Fawkes's bulletproof idea, which contributes to "the good of the people." In the year of 1605 Guy Fawkes became known as London's conspirator in a plot to blow up the Parliament.The two main characters, Evey and V are introduced through a parallel connection when V is getting ready to go out in the Shadow Gallery and Evey in her bedroom. The series of Mid/cross cut away shots between Evey's room and the Shadow Gallery shows us the connection between the two characters. Both characters are sitting in front of a mirror, v puts on a mask, Evey puts on her lipstick- her mask. A series of ELS and CU shots show characters getting dressed: V puts on his knife belt and Evey puts on her necklace (jewellery), both characters put on footwear, both characters dress in black, V puts on his cloak and Evey with her dress. The parallel connection shows the viewer that the nature of these characters may be seen as similar which is seen later in the film. In the scene when there is a parallel connection we also see a contrast happening between the two rooms. Eveys room is bare with no books only picture, V's room has; books, art and many artefacts, both rooms feature rich red colour. The juxtaposition which is shown is seen by the modern T.V. screen surrounded by antiques. The cold light of the T.V. with a contrast of warm light of the...

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