V For Vendetta Power Analysis

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My idea is that every specific body strives to become master over all space and to extend its force (its will to power) and to thrust back all that resists its extension. But it continually encounters similar efforts on the part of other bodies and ends by coming to an arrangement ("union") with those of them that are sufficiently related to it: thus they then conspire together for power. And the process goes on. - The Will to Power How does Animal Farm and V for Vendetta explore the ideas that power can be abused? Power, craved by most, looked down upon by others. Although it is taken advantage of, ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely’ quoted William Shakespeare. As abuse of power comes into play, injustice through fear and violence results; leading to a lack of freedom and control of individuality. Through a totalitarian governments abuse of power, fear is forced among society and manipulates any mass into obeying to their rules. The allegorical novella Animal Farm written at a time of political chaos by George Orwell, alongside James Mcteigue’s dystopian film V for Vendetta which is based and influenced by Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot and…show more content…
A totalitarian government seeks to remain in absolute control through spreading fear amongst the masses by using propaganda. V for Vendetta is a clear example of the two conflicting patterns of totalitarianism - the negative reality of dictatorship, and the positive representation of totalitarianism in media. V for Vendetta is a moral text that holds underlining meaning in the various scenes.Practising the culture and rules as well as enforcing violence and terror is a potential way to force society into submitting itself in a plea for peace and safety. Sutler’s ideology of seizing societal chaos and using it to gain power is the basis for his totalitarian government, he uses methods of reinforcing this idea through influential outlets, such as media, and uses censorship to fabricate and hide the truth of the
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