V For Vendetta Marxism Analysis

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V For Vendetta Analysis Through Marxist Lense V for Vendetta is a political dystopian thriller film based on a 1988 novel written by Alan Moore and David Lloyd of the same name. The movie is about an anarchist freedom fighter only known as V, who attempts to spark a revolution through violence, that set in United Kingdom that was led under a totalitarian neo-fascism government. Through a marxist lense, the ideology held by V is a powerful tool and is considered as one of the most greatest factor that contributed to the revolution in the fim. Towards the ending of the film, Peter Creedy, the Head of Britain’s secret police continues to shoot V until his gun ran out of bullets. Creedy, in fear, asked V who seemed to not be affected by the gunshots,…show more content…
Some characters in the film who belong in the dominant group are seen to accept and support the main ideology of authority while publicly seen doing so, opposing strongly the actions of V. In the film, Lewis Prothero, the propagandist for Norsefire and ex-commander of Larkhill concentration camp, lived luxuriously in his home and makes millions from his pharmaceuticals drugs and antidotes. He is publicly seen spreading hate messages and tears down V in his talk show. The same can be said for Anthony James Lilliman, the corrupt bishop at Westminster Abbey who was promoted and gifted young women to do adultery acts with. These people who enjoy their status and position in society are filled with false consciousness and are in no way noticing the problem the government and authority hold. Furthermore, it can be seen clearly that V is well aware of this. When V saved Evey after she peppered spray one of the detectives in the broadcasting building, Evey wakes in fear, realizing what she did was wrong. V replied saying that “ is that what you really think or what they want you to think?”. This scene depicts evidently how the mass media, controlled by the authority spreads the dominant group’s ideology which leads to false consciousness. Thus, the ideology that does not belong to the society but has been unconsciously accepted as its own shows Marxism’s false

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