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V For Vendetta: Comparing The Novel And The Film

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V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Allan Moore. It is a story full of comedy with V as the protagonist who is out to fight and destroy the government and affects innocent people. The novel was later adapted into a film and directed by James McTeigue and written by Wachowski Brothers.
The graphic novel was set in 1990’s during the time where the world had suffered from a nuclear war and everything was left destroyed. The movie was in 2020 and there was nowhere we are told that there was a nuclear war but there was a revolution against fascist government. This contrasts the book and the movie. In addition, Lewis Prothero was known as The Voice of Fate on his radio show in the novel while in the movie, he was known as The Voice of London but on a TV show.
V for Vendetta is a perfect example of multi-modal adaptation whereby there are many evident differences that can be compared and contrasted from the book to the movie. The characters in novel went through major changes in the movie for example Evey and V. Evey’s character changes from the novel to the movie. The main difference between the book version and the movie version for V for Vendetta is Evey’s character. There is a very big difference between the two characters. The first contrast is Evey’s social situation. In the movie version, she is a well off employee of the broadcast company meaning she has a social class in the movie. Comparably, in the graphic novel version, Evey is a young orphaned girl faced with poverty that struggled to make ends meet and ended up being a prostitute which shows two different characters. Evey’s employment in the movie is a very important contrast of her character in the book and the movie. In the book, she struggles as a factory worker whose payment was not enough and she needed to do something in order to get extra money and this led her into prostitution. Her actual job in the movie is not clearly stated but she worked with the British Cable Network and there is nowhere she had financial problems and is forced to turn to prostitution.
The second difference of this character in the movie and in the book is that in the movie version, she was far less believable as a real character compared to the book version. Her actions in the movie did not make sense at all and she never acted as a real person. She was very different in the movie and the book and the difference altered who she was and made her a different character in the versions. In the book, she was easily seduced by V after he abducted her and it took her very long to believe in V’s revolution. In contrast in the movie, she was very sure that V was the person she wanted. It only took her three days to buy V’s ideas and...

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