V For Vendetta Totalitarian Analysis

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Nowadays, citizens are governed by a democratic government, however in the past, they were governed by other forms of governments.One of the forms of governments that is presented in both the movie V for Vendetta by James McTeigue and the novel 1984 by George Orwell is Totalitarianism. Both 1984 and V for Vendetta, displays London being ruled by a totalitarianism government throughout the plot. “Totalitarianism is a political style where the government is usually under the control of a single political person or group that recognize no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life, wherever possible”(“ Totalitarian”).In both the novel and the movie, a sole dictator is displayed as a leader who rules over the people, the government uses fear to control their societies. Firstly, a sole dictator is displayed as a leader who rules over the people. In the novel 1984, Big Brother is shown as the dictator in power. “Throughout London, Winston sees posters showing a man gazing down over the words ‘BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU’ everywhere he goes”(Orwell 4). This quote illustrates how Big Brother is shown as the face of the party and the leader of the nation.The face of Big Brother symbolizes the Party in its public manifestation; he is a reassurance to most people, but he is also an open threat provided that no one cannot escape his gaze.Big Brother also symbolizes the vagueness with which the higher ranks of the Party present themselves as it is impossible to…show more content…
In both the novel and the movie, a fascist government is portrayed controlling the citizens.Furthermore, the government also restricts their societies by the use of a form of terror towards the citizens. All in all, a Totalitarian political system is considered very harsh and oppressive and that makes it a very unethical political system in today’s
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