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V For Vendetta And 1984 Comparison Essay

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Hate is an everlasting emotion, so powerful that it can tear people apart or bring together. Hate is ultimately one of the most consuming human emotion driving one to the extremes of complete apathy or anarchistic vengeance. In v for vendetta hate drives V and Evey to a point of taking extreme action, pushing them over the brink of reason. George Orwell's “1984” describes two people brought together by hate then torn apart, pushing them toward the point of total surrender.

“Strength through unity, unity through faith.” ~ V for Vendetta’ A certain mind set can unify mass amounts of people. In “1984” and “V for vendetta,” directed hate brings people together, either for or against the government. The totalitarian government in 1984 attempts to control one's emotions, which influences who one supports and the ways people make choices. The government uses methods to drive hatred away from themselves and toward other people. The “two minutes of hate” is performed every day to send all anger towards “enemies” of oceania and away from rebelling against the party itself. “V For Vendetta” shows how one
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In “1984” Winston and Julia are unified through directed hate although it is hate driving them to be anti party. When Winston first sees Julia he has absolute full force hatred towards her. “ 'I hated the sight of you,' he said. 'I wanted to rape you and then murder you afterwards. Two weeks ago I thought seriously of smashing your head in with a cobblestone.” The entire progression of their feelings towards each other is manufactured by the hate and fear toward the Party. Winston and Julia closer and form a hate based “love”. The two say that they are willing to do anything even “throw sulphuric acid in the face of a child,” though they are not able to separate. Although after being captured and tortured winston breaks. Hate and fear being toxic, eat away one's soul, depleting winston and leaving him only to
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