V For Vendetta Analysis

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As citizens of India, we don’t always agree with the rules and regulation that our government imposes, but we have learned to be content as we have knowledge of its long lived history and because of our insecurities in other forms of government. However, it is intriguing to visualize a masked man, simply known as V, taking matters into his own hand and destroying an already established yet corrupt government for the betterment for his fellow citizens. In the film, V for Vendetta, V’s actions gives illustration to the Gunpowder plot which was initiated by Guy Fawkes back in the 16th century, which contributed to the good of the people. Guy Fawkes became known as London’s conspirator in a plot to blow up the parliament in the year 1605. Fawkes, “Gunpowder Plot” was the response to England’s official protestant changes in religion. Guy Fawkes along with his comrades tried to bring changes and help the citizen in bringing a new era of Catholicism by overthrowing the government. Though Guy Fawkes failed in his attempt to blow up the government, his ideas lived on through the actions of V. The use of the Guy Fawkes mask by V is a symbol for change. V distributed Guy Fawkes masks to the citizen depicting that, he alone could not bring change but united they can which can be correlated to the famous quote, “United we stand, divide we fall”. The reason behind V’s distribution of mask to the citizen was to bring chaos in the government. Throughout the mist of all the chaos, V knew

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