Wednesday, February 02, 2005

V for Vendetta, Book 3

SPOILER ALERT
IF YOU HAVEN'T READ BOOK 3, DON'T CONTINUE. The following questions contain information about the climax/end of the book.

Q:
There is a subtle change in book one--has anyone noticed? V begins to refer to Evey as "Eve," perhaps a more formal version of her nickname. Incidentally, Eve comes from the Hebrew word meaning "to live," a term probably stemming from her transformation in Book 2. What outward/inward signs of change do we see in Evey during Book 3? How does this prepare her for the task V has laid out for her? Why is she such a good choice for this task?

Q:
We see Finch go through a journey to discover the whereabouts of V's lair. Why do you think Moore chose to have V killed in this fashion? How did V seem to "know" about it? Any additional commentary on the leader's demise?

Q:
We see in Book 3 that V has been in control of "Fate" all along. Does this relate to the concepts of justice and anarchy?

1 Comments:

At February 5, 2005 at 11:35 AM, Blogger Taj said...

Q:
We see in Book 3 that V has been in control of "Fate" all along. Does this relate to the concepts of justice and anarchy?

I would like to begin by quoting "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter". I think this quote fits in perfectly with V for Vendetta because the whole society (especially the "leaders") think of and refer him as the terrorist. However, from the last book, V does terrorist-like actions inorder to free people from tyranny, an act of justice. Referring back to the debate in Monday's class (Jan 31) a lot of people were arguing that V's actions were causing anarchy, while I said V's action was causing justice. The reasoning behind my comment is that V lives in a world with a tainted justice (corrupt police, leaders, racism), so whatever he does should be for justice. Although the book ends in a state of anarchy, I believe that England will start improving and eventually become a democracy, if not a utopia, thanks to V's works. In effect, anarchy is a destructive action that leads to a rebuilding of justice. And being that V controls Fate since the beginning, anarchy and justice can be compared at just looking at a glass of water: is it half empty or half full? Anarchy has a negative connotation, but anarchy in a facist world is justice.

 

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