Analysis Of Oppression In V For Vendetta

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Oppression is often portrayed in a negative light. Those who fight oppression are frequently regarded as heroes. The opposite is true for Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s book, V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta totes a mysterious character who goes by the alias of V. V is a villain who will stop at nothing to achieve his end goal: freeing England from the Norsefire regime. Many would see V as a hero due to the fact that he is trying to free a country and its civilians from an oppressive government. Majority would argue that his goal is a righteous one. On the contrary, V’s goal is heavily flawed and misguided. V seeks to give freedom, but while doing this he never gives the people of England a choice in the matter. In V for Vendetta, V tortured Evey, pushing her until she would adopt his point of view. V removed Evey’s “happiness” by justifying that “happiness is a prison” (169/1). This example of V's twisted logic should be enough to confirm that V is most…show more content…
Throughout the novel, V was involved in various instances where he enthusiastically chose to inflict pain and agony on certain characters. He tortured Prothero, a former a concentration camp leader, by “burning part of [his] doll collection” and leaving him mentally insane (33/4). V also killed Bishop Lilliman by forcing him to consume a "poisoned communion wafer,"(84/8). V’s cruel and unusual killing style brings an uncanny resemblance to the Joker. His "twisted devotion to chaos " immediately brings the face of the "clown prince of crime" to mind (Source C). The worst part is that V has somehow convinced himself that if he achieves his goal, it doesn’t matter how many people he kills. By somehow befuddling himself into believing that his goal bears an utmost importance is foolish and draws concern onto V's mental well-being. Someone who is so psychologically impaired and confused cannot be considered a

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