V For Vendetta And 1984 Comparison Essay

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The Devastation of Totalitarian Regimes George Orwell's novel 1984 and the film adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel V for Vendetta are interesting pieces of work that stir up controversial ideas surrounding certain government organizations, in this case, totalitarian governments. Both works have satirical views on totalitarian governments and present the horrifying aftermath of such regimes, such as the erasure of individuality and the deceit and violence that occurs. In addition, both works serve as a warning to the current society about such governments. However, while V for Vendetta has an optimistic tone and concludes with the individuals overthrowing the regime, 1984 presents a darker reality in terms of how hard it is for citizens …show more content…

In today’s world, the majority of the news that the public receives comes from technology and different news organizations. However, the average individual does not think twice about where this information comes from. The public feeds on the horrifying news of wars in other countries, on natural disasters that occur there, on the unfortunate lives of the ‘other people’. The irony is that such events are happening in their country at that same moment; these events just are not broadcasted. Such examples are utilized in V for Vendetta, for example. The scene where the all-powerful High Chancellor, Adam Sutler, demands of his minions a.k.a. the board of men in charge of manipulating events-to solve the issue of the blown up Old Bailey by attributing it to an “accident ” is such an example. He refuses to let the public know that the government is baffled and shocked that they were unable to prevent this attack from happening, therefore, he orders his men to manipulate the incident to seem like a deliberate action

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