V for Vendetta

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V for Vendetta & One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Comparison Questions

According to V, “A building is a symbol, as the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. A symbol, in and of itself is powerless, but with enough people behind it, blowing up a building can change the world.” Give some of the symbols from the movie some power by discussing three of them. Symbols played an important role in the film, V for Vendetta. One of the main symbols in the movie was the Carson Rose that V left on the victims of his attacks, and later in the movie we find out that Valerie Page used to grow them in her home, and that V has a shire of her photographs in his home. The color red of the rose may also symbolize violence & blood-which represent all the killings and blood shed in the movie, but the red can also symbolize love and passion, which is what we see at the very end with the relationship between Evey and V. Another symbol in the film, was the rain towards the end of the film, it symbolizes “rebirth,” of the people, when they are trapped and told what to do, and what to believe in by the government. The rain shows how the people are starting to become independent. Lastly, another symbol from the film is the “V” that is – he was in cell V (roman numerals), and everywhere he went he left the letter “V” engraved, and he also went by the name “V”. What is the main theme of the movie? How is it applicable to you or your real world? One of the main themes that was reflected in the film was vengeance. "People should not be afraid of their government; the government should be afraid of their people." –V. In V for Vendetta, there is betrayal, treason, and a passion for what is right. V is taking on his own violent vendetta.  In an unusual way, V tells his story to Evey. "The only verdict is vengeance.. Violence can be used for good." He wants to change the way people see their government, and put a stop to all the wrongs. In a way he ends up doing this but in...
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