Sunday, January 30, 2005

V for Vendetta, Bk I questions

For your answering pleasure,

Q1. What do we know about V? Can you determine anything about him objectively--age, gender, race? Can you make any qualified guesses based on the information provided?

Q2. Take a close look at the two "love" scenes in Ch 5 ("Version" p.37-41). Who are the key players in these two "relationships" and why/how are they being used in the story?

Q3. Prothero, Almond, Dascombe, Finch--who are all these people? and don't you think it's a bit hard to tell them apart?

Q4. Is there a moral balance in V for Vendetta? How do you judge acts of violence within this world? is it relativistic? in other words, who is good and who is bad? or is everyone simply a victim?

Q5. anarchy (V) or fascism (the leader). who would you rather take to the prom?


see you tomorrow,
Cindy

1 Comments:

At February 1, 2005 at 1:30 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Q3:
Prothero is the Commander who was in charge of the military camp where V was held prisoner. He is responsible for the deaths of what we can guess to be thousands of people who were judged morally "unfit" for society. Almond is a member of the secret service--the "Fingers" as they are called by Moore. Dascombe is a worker at the Mouth, a place responsible for the distribution of censored news to the people. Finally, finch is the investigator responsible for discovering and capturing V.

Though these characters are defined very much by their names and occupations, it is often hard to differentiate between them--their names become jumbled and mixed in the mind. This may be due to the fact that they all share similar character traits--they are all a little uncouth, a little sarcastic, and perhaps more than a little corrupt. This leads the reader to conclude they are produced from the same "mold" of sorts. A very understandable statement, as fascism is created through the destruction of individualism.

 

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