V For Vendetta Totalitarianism Essay

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Throughout history governments have evolved in their laws and ruling tactics. It has also changed the way literature has been portrayed to the readers. This essay is based on Totalitarian government. Totalitarianism is a form of government that whereabouts the fact that the ruler and government is an absolute control over the state. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini are some of the dictators that had total control over the people and state. This essay will include the ways in which the movie V for Vendetta and George Orwell’s book 1984 portrays totalitarianism in their use of language, and mistakes made in the past. The first totalitarian government that is going to be spoken about is V for Vendetta. V for Vendetta was a movie …show more content…

The setting of the movie looks very dystopian like because the streets are dark, gloomy and deserted. There also seems to be a lack of human life on the streets as all the people lock themselves up in their houses. Also through the movie, the government goes through a lot of problems that leads them towards a scandalous state. The scandalous state of the government tells us that the government is about to come to end and be defeated by the one who claims himself to be the hero known as V. The qualities of totalitarianism depicted in the movie are secret police, fear, violence, lack of trust, dictatorship and propaganda. Secret police is shown to us in movie when Evey leaves her apartment after curfew. The secret police patrol the city at night to eliminate the citizens who don’t follow the high chancellors orders. Using fear in a totalitarian state is crucial for it’s society. Secret police spread fear, as people are afraid of doing things they aren’t supposed to do. Violence is shown in the film as people who neutralize the government are tortured by the government and sooner or later killed. They are killed as the government thinks that people who do wrong should not be given a second chance as they might redo their wrongs again. Propaganda is illustrated in the film, as there are many posters in the movie that quotes “Strength through unity, Unity through faith”.

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