The Fascist party leading the UK during this time period has built up work- and concentration camps for insignificant citizens in their eyes; such as homosexuals, moles, disabled people, people trying to fight the government etc. These concentration camps certainly have similarities to Hitler’s Third Reich. V is not able to remember his real name. He used to be one of the victims tortured for many years. They made him stay in a tiny chamber with the letter V written on it. Medical tests were carried out on him and one day he became inhumanly strong, due to these experiments.
The night the concentration camp blew up and fell into pieces, V survived and became stronger than ever. He decided to take revenge on every single higher power, doctor and policeman involved in human abuse. He wanted to see these people suffer for what he has been through. He blew up buildings, encouraged the citizens to stand up for their opinion, held speeches in order to influence the population of England, and became known as a hero for the people in London, but was chased by the secret police.
The government used every media source to make V look like a dangerous terrorist for the citizens. Fortunately they were unsuccessful. There are many aspects, which differentiate the original comic book from the movie. For instance; Evie being a young sixteen year old prostitute or other methods V used while murdering the enemies. Personally I believe written forms of a story are always written in more detail and often have another plot. In addition especially Hollywood movie producers tend to change up the tory to a shorter and exciting version, where there will be a spectacular happy ending. I could not decide whether the comic or the movie is better, because the comic goes into details and might be more interesting at times, but on the other hand in the movie I can analyze the characters and the atmosphere of city during the dictatorship. The relationship between V and Eve is exceedingly dramatic, especially in the comic book, where Evie has fantasies including V. Although she has never seen his face she is starting to fall in love with him.
In the very beginning she was thankful to him for saving her life, then with time she felt uncomfortable, trapped in his underground apartment. Even though he treated her with kindness she wanted to be free, but he could not let her go as she was in danger. They did not know much about each other, at least Evie did not know V’s story. How did he become what he became and why? Questions that she was afraid to ask and at the same time question V would not answer. After she left him he was miserable. Soon the incident happened.
V kidnapped Evie, making her believe he was a detective sent from the government to find out about the terrorist, known as V. She did not answer any of the questions. After she was set free and found out V was the one torturing her for all this time she was disappointed and frightened by his capabilities but later on she realized that he was simply trying to help her overcome her fears. V is a symbol for hope. Even children see him as an idol to get through the difficult times in their country. Trapped in a society where there is no freedom for the individuals.
V sacrifices his life to rescue lives and to make the United Kingdom a better place. A true hero, who gives all his wisdom to Evie in order for her to finish what V has started. In the end of the film and the comic book Evie blows up the underground metro, which emphasizes the fact that the government is finally fought and the citizens of England can carry on with their daily lives, living freely in a democratic country. The 5th of November is a holiday nowadays to remember the circumstances people used to live with.
I attached all of the documents you need to finish the paper. Read through the word document. It has all of the instructions for the paper. Follow it. The other document is for part 2 of the paper. use it to answer the questions.