V For Vendetta Dystopia Analysis

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Dystopia is a world in which everything is bad and is typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. The term totalitarian illustrates an over dominating government system that has the authority to operate citizens lives and undertakes every decision by themselves. This type of government is generally controlled by one all-powerful figure that has no opposing parties. A totalitarian government is closed-minded and controls the whole city/ country/ place. This particular regime doesn’t co-operate with any actions, which are against the government’s decisions and views. V for Vendetta is based on the science fiction book called Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, which was published in 1968. The novel is based in a post-apocalyptic near future, where Earth and its habitants have been damaged greatly by the radioactive dust from nuclear war during World War Terminus. This fits the dystopian genre as the environment is greatly damaged. V for Vendetta is set after times of war, terror and disease, London, occupied by a totalitarian government, is introduced with the vigilante known only as V. Another text that will be talked about in this essay is 1984. It was written by George Orwell and published in London on June 8, 1949 and is based around the rebellion of a man who is being oppressed by the tyranny called Big Brother. In the next few paragraphs I will be talking about the similarities and differences in V for Vendetta and 1984. In the film, V for Vendetta, the

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