From Vendetta to Revolution Essay

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V for Vendetta directed by James McTeique, is a movie that shows how one person can change government and the rules that a government should abide by. The story takes place in a futuristic setting of Great Britain. Evey Hammond, portrayed by Natalie Portman, is approached and questioned by the government’s patrol team called “Fingermen.” Evey soon realizes that she is in trouble and is rescued by the masked vigilante known as V, portrayed by Hugo Weaving. Evey, after being saved, goes with V as he demonstrates his hatred for the fascist government by blowing up the Old Bailey. Later Evey is caught in a predicament when she is wanted by the government; however, she helps save V after his latest ordeal at Jordan Tower. After helping V…show more content…
V for Vendetta is a film that contains strong character types but diverts from the original graphic novel; however, it still presents a powerful message about government. Strong characters can either make or break a movie. V for Vendetta is a movie that isn’t short of strong character types. V’s character type is a complex one to say the least. He is a terrorist, anarchist, philosopher and a lover of freedom and chaos. At first people might think how the protagonist of a movie can be a terrorist and still be good, but this factor is what sets V apart from traditional heroes. It is the fact that the world he lives in is so corrupt and power hungry that he can destroy building and still be considered a hero. V is the epitome of the phrase “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter“. The character of Evey is equally complex. In the beginning of the movie Evey is a young, shy girl who, through a series of events, lives with V and starts to understand his ideologies, and his romance with anarchy. Evey represents the ignorance in everyone. She never acknowledges, before meeting V, that there isn’t anything wrong with the government she lives under. Only through understanding and intimidation does she truly realize what it’s like to live without fear. Secondary characters types are equally important. V’s driving force throughout the whole movie is his vendetta against certain party leaders
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