Rhetorical Devices In V For Vendetta

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“Throughout time, literature has been used as an instrument to revolt against social and political issues”
This quote explains how literature has been used through out all these years and how it used violent action against an established government issues. A successful totalitarian government is when they have total control and access of the citizens and their social and personal life. Freedom is non existing if ruled under a totalitarian government. They rule through fear and only target on a specific religion and belief.

The famous graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, V for Vendetta. This novel was published all the way back to 1982. This story is based on Guy Fawkes, the man behind the mask. He was recognized as V.
I will analyze the three rhetorical devices which were used during V’s revolutionary speech which was broadcasted in the center of the city big screen and in every citizen’s television. These are the three rhetoric devices that V used in his speech to the people in London. “Words offer the means to meaning and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn 't there?”

“I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn 't be? War. Terror. Disease. There was a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you and in your panic, you turned to the now High Chancellor Adam
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