Conformity In V's Speech

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One similarity between the two speeches is that they are both a call to action. In V’s speech he clearly states “then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight,outside the gates of parliament.” He had set up a date and a place for people to revolt against the government. Even Murrow states that the people should do something about the way media only shows the entrainment aspect of life. Murrow states “This instrument can teach, it can illuminate it - yes, it can even inspire. But it can only do so to the extent that humans are determined to use it towards those ends.” He wants the people to see how television can be used as more than entertainment but as a weapon of knowledge.

Another major similarity between the two speeches is that they are both against conformity. The definition of conformity is behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards. Conformity is a comfort method and is used when people don't want or like change in their lives. V’s way of arguing against conformity is by stating “And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity.” What he means by this is that long time ago there was freedom and now people just do what the government want them
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In some way or another both clearly state that society is corrupted. V’ speech states government is corrupted and Murrow’s speech states that media is corrupted. V believes that the government uses the people’s fear of change and the way they conform as a weapon. The government totally abuses the trust of the people and the people are unaware of this. V exposes the government on what they really do with the people’s trust. Murrow explains on how the media should be used but instead they use it to suck in people to distract people from what the government is actually
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