Theme Of Power In V For Vendetta

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Power, is defined in the dictionary as “the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or course of events.” Power is a dangerous, it's a privilege which if misused for the wrong purposes can prove to be very threatening. The 2005 dystopian political thriller film V for Vendetta explores the idea of how a central power can cause conflict. Throughout the film many forms of power are apparent. Traditional type of power, revolutionary, naked, psychological and physical power are all present. Naked power stands out as the power which provokes and has the most effect on the central power conflict. V for Vendetta takes place in a dystopian future where a neo-fascist regime, the Norsefire party, has conquered the United Kingdom. It tells the story of V, a vigilante freedom fighter who looks to ignite a revolution. He does this by committing forms of terrorism. During his quest he comes in contact with a woman named Evey, who joins V on his mission to fight the government. His goal is for an uprising to happen so that the fascist government will crumble before him. In the film the Norsefire party exercised a traditional form of power. Chancellor Adam Sutler was elected by traditional means. This traditional power morphed into naked power, this is seen by how much their party rules the country once they take control. This includes social exclusion of political opponents, immigrants, Jews, Muslims, homosexuals, and others who are seen as “undesirable” by the
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