Allusions In V For Vendetta

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In Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta there are not only many allusions from various cultural origins given but the graphic novel can even be described as cultural pastiche (cf. Keller 4). These allusions are not limited to textual references (cf. Keller 7) and create intertextuality “which argues that other cultural artifacts and processes resemble language insofar as they refer only to other cultural products” (Keller 4). Keller also refers to the intertext as the shadow text (cf. Keller 10). The “shadow text”, like alternate universes, informs, parallels, animates and enervates the textual body […] The shadow has illimitable faces potentially as many as there are cultural artifacts within human production and experience. (Keller 11) One part of
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