1984 vs V for Vendetta

1479 Words Mar 23rd, 2007 6 Pages
"A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having" (V from the film V for Vendetta). Since the first communist leader tried to over take a country, there has been another leader planning for a revolution. And Orwell was one to speak of how he sees the battle to be. Orwell has written several novels on the idea of revolutions against a superior government; one example would be Animal Farm and 1984. He has inspired others to write there ideas on the thought of the future revolution from a dictatorship of extreme power. The film V for Vendetta is one example of an Orwell inspired story. In both Orwell's novel 1984 and the film V for Vendetta the protagonists Winston Smith and V live in similar difficult lives with extreme and …show more content…
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It is readily apparent that both tales reference back to history. In the film V for Vendetta, some even to the United States, such as the black bags worn by the prisoners in lark hill go back to the black bags worn by prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.(1) which is a relation to our world we live in and the film. Connection. Also in the film there are pubic loudspeakers announcing the yellow-coded curfew alert. This is similar to the US Government's color coded Homeland Security Advisory System and as well as Nazi Germany with the loud speakers that announce different news. The media is portrayed as being highly subservient to the government's propaganda, which evokes common left wing criticism about the American Media. Mainly that it is too eager to support the government's line to regarding threats and other issues. (1)In "the culture of fear" montage of news video clips shown after Sutler orders his council to "remind the public why they need us", the BTN refers to avian flu as a pandemic. (The film itself)
But then of course the film references to history and has cultural and symbolic references, like Valerie, who is played by Natasha Wightman, was sent to a detention center foe being a lesbian and was then tortured and had medical experiments performed on her. This is similar to when Nazi Germany was in power and there treatment upon the gays during the Holocaust, where homosexual men were sent to concentration
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