In a not too distant future Britain is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments and prejudice against minorities, although through all this chaos one masked man known only as “V” dares to stand against the government thus being labeled as a terrorist. Little is known about the masked vigilante only that he is an anarchist revolutionary trying to bring down the government and convince the people to rule themselves. In the following essay I will be doing a full analysis on the movie titled “V for Vendetta” Focusing mainly on analyzing the character “V” and also analyzing themes such as Identity, Rebellion, and Anarchism. The motive of the essay is to explain “V’s” ideals and purposes to end the essay with an explanation to why V for Vendetta has been used by libertarians and anarchists to promote their ideals. The movie “V for Vendetta” Vendetta meaning “an often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts” revolves around the protagonist “V” V 's background and identity is largely unknown.
In Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, “Harrison Bergeron”, Vonnegut uses Harrison’s facial handicaps to symbolize the flaws of complete equality that are hidden from society. Vonnegut’s first use of handicaps to symbolize the government’s attempt to secure their power is when the news anchor shows a picture of Harrison in his handicaps. Based on the image shown on the television, “he wore ... spectacles with thick wavy lenses. (F) The spectacles were intended to make him not only half blind, but to give him whanging headaches” (4). This quotation exhibits the unbelievable amount of control that the government is able to dictate over the people.
It is said that according to the Red Book of socialism, all the current social orders are based on corruption and unfairness which allow authorities to to drain the blood of poor folk and proleteriat’s, like a vampire. As an addition to that, the Red Book also claims that the religion is the greatest opium, which authorities ( which is imperialists by the way ) over the uneducated masses to keep them in sleep. Given all these points, now it could become easier for the reader to understand the certain symbols hidden around the story of Enormous Wings. As it has been mentioned the author’s ( Marquez ) socioalistic side, the all knowing old crone ( women ) represents uneducated folk. Father Gonzaga ( let say the Church ) plays the role of opium for the authorities in order to keep the masses in sleep.
In the Ministry of Love torture chamber, O'Brien tells Smith that he will be cured of his "insanity", which O'Brien claims is undeniably manifest in the form of Winston's hatred for the Party. During a long and complex dialogue, O'Brien reveals, in what is the most important line in the book that the motivation of the Inner Party is not to achieve some future paradise but to retain power, which has become an end in itself. He outlines a terrifying vision of how they will change society and people in order to achieve this, including the abolition of the family, the orgasm and the sex instinct. It will be a society that grows 'more, not less merciless as it refines itself, a society without art, literature or science. During a session, O'Brien explains the purpose of the torture Winston is to alter his way of thinking, not to extract a fake confession, and that once Winston has been cured — that is, once Winston unquestioningly accepts reality as the Party describes it — he then will be executed; electroshock torture will achieve that, continuing until O'Brien decides Winston is
In short, he is corruption personified. As Sarra Suleri argues: “the Iskander Harappa of Rushdie’s narrative is indeed treacherous, a figure disquietingly seamless in its available glamor. He is rarely allowed to leave the bedroom or the dinner table, where he is invariably accompanied by lovers, insults, and a daughter known as Virgin iron-pants”(148). At one level in the book Rushdie, in an ironic twist, plays Harappa’s motto “the question of national stability is no joke” (187) against the narrator’s statement that “sex drive is the top national priority” (184). Antithetical as they sound, these two statements betray the deceitful nature of Pakistani politics.
Revolution nurtures a spirit of hatred, and therefore, retaliation within the people. This theme reoccurs in Les Misérables and A Tale of Two Cities as both authors investigate the nature of this hatred. According to Daniel Gordon, sovereignty should be significant in investigating how revolutions manifest. In its simplest form, the sovereign kings steal free will from its society leaving everyone else powerless (Gordon 3). Therefore, the citizens view the revolution with enthusiasm as citizens were rising up in revolt and overthrowing old aristocratic traditions (Glancy 4).
This is clearly evident, as Kesey creates a metaphor to the government’s exploitation when Harding claims, “The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak”. Besides from criticising the American government, Harding’s speech also highlights the Project MKUltra, which was an illegal program of experiments on humans, also referred as CIA’s mind control program. The verb “devouring” clearly portrays that the government and the CIA experiments made people vulnerable, by personifying them as predators. Nevertheless, this representation of predators and preys also reflects the relationship between the nurse and the patients, accentuating the power of the nurse and how she’s seen as a superior figure, which they will never defeat. In addition to this, the word “ritual” adds a sense of conspiracy and secrecy towards the government that can’t be broken and, therefore, mirrors Nurse Ratched who will always be in power.
At the start of the novel, Winston feels frustrated by the oppressive rule of Big Brother which even prohibits free thought and expression of individuality. Winston works in a place called the Ministry of Truth, where he alters historical records for Big Brother. Throughout the novel, Winston works to avoid surveillance and attempt to join The Brotherhood, a group that works to overthrow the government. Winston breaks many laws and eventually is tricked to commit an open act of rebellion against Big Brother by an Inner Party member. At the end of the novel, Winston is brainwashed into loving Big Brother, and is released back into the outside world with no feelings for anyone but Big Brother.
Actually, what Morrison has called “Paradise” is quite a misleading concept to the readers’ expectations. P. Fultz contends that “The nature of Morrison’s paradise must be interrogated” (38).Morrison thus subverts the conventional connotations that the title carries since the first lines of the novel illustrate the destruction of thisparadise,"They shoot the white girl first. With the rest, they can take their time”(3). The next pages of Morrison’s novel bring to light the reasons that have sparked the above violent scene. As a matter of fact, many studies have been conducted on the struggle between Ruby’s men and the Convent women and theensuing violence and fierce actions towards the women.
Stasiland (2002) is a non-fiction journalistic text written by Anna Funder whereas, in 1984 (1949) written by George Orwell is a dystopian novel. Both texts look at how oppression works and what they have in common is the oppression of individualities. Anne funder is looking at what really happened, yet it is still horrific however, Orwell takes it to an extreme because it’s a novel. In addition to this, in Stasiland people’s privacy and freedom is being invaded because of the uncontrollable power that the Stasi holds. This is the same with 1984, Big Brother and how they would watch everything that happens to every single individual so they’re not going against the country.