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V FOR VENDETTA FILM ANALYSIS - By Krystal Horne Remember...

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By Krystal Horne “Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot...”- V for Vendetta “Remember, remember, the Eleventh of September, the Towers, Planes, and Pain Plot. I know of no reason why the Towers, Planes, and Pain should ever be forgot...”- Me
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Horne Krystal Horne Journal #1- Extra Credit Prof. Sherri McCoy Social Psychology 2 October 2007 Social Psychology in V for Vendetta “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” Throughout history, there has been a struggle for power and control between a governing body and its people. In the movie “V for Vendetta”, the government has ultimate control over its people in a dystopian future, created by a series of strategic but tragic events that could be in the very near future for the United States. Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked vigilante known only by the letter ”V”(Hugo Weaving). Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V resurrects and re-ignites a forgotten revolution when he detonates two of London’s landmarks and takes over the government-controlled airwaves, urging his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny an oppression. In the spirit of that rebellion, and in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot the Guy Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5, 1605—he will blow up Parliament. As Evey begins to uncover the truth about V’s mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself—and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his agenda 2
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