Comparing 1984 And V For Vendetta

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The overlying political and ideological concepts in 1984, written by George Orwell, and V for Vendetta, directed by James McTeigue, are becoming more relevant in today’s society. Orwell and McTeigue are able to connect with the experiences, ideas, values and beliefs of their readers when exploring different aspects of human degradation due to the unjust, socially inequitable practices in their texts. These connections are created through the exploration of issues associated with justice, freedom and civil liberties, the abuse of technology and the demonization of the enemy. As a progressive society in the twenty first century, issues associated with justice, freedom and civil liberties are viewed with a much more open mind than what is demonstrated in 1984 and V for Vendetta. Both the book and the film depict a time where a sense of justice has been misplaced. This is shown in V for Vendetta through the inequality in society. Political opponents, immigrants, Muslims, atheists, homosexuals and other “undesirables” are imprisoned and executed in concentration camps, which is something of the dark ages. This inequality is displayed when Deitrich says “…if I were to invite who I desired I would undoubtedly find myself without a home,…show more content…
Although the concepts of lack of civil liberties, technology abuse and demonization of the enemy are similar, they are much more sever in Orwell’s 1984. Orwell is able to connect with the readers by allows them to imagine what the world could possibly become. Likewise, McTeigue connects to the viewers, as the readers are able to empathise with the characters in the terrible situations. One should always remember, “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their

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