V for Vendetta

Topics: V for Vendetta, Guy Fawkes Night, Henry VIII of England Pages: 4 (1431 words) Published: April 20, 2011
E for Epic
“Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V” (V for Vendetta). Poetic and heroic is the hero of this epic. What is an epic? An epic is usually a long narrative on an immense or serious topic, and centered on a hero whose actions alter the fate of a large group like a nation. V for Vendetta, a story of a single man who tries to shape this history of a nation threw what some would call terrorist actions. To others this man would be a liberator. This story was written as a graphic novel, yet I purpose a different look at it. This work should be looked at as epic literature for three reasons, it fits the definition of an epic, it has a great epic hero, and this novel, because of technology can better reach our young people’s interest for learning.

V for Vendetta is based in a totalitarian society where the government over controls every move made by everyone. One man tries to take down this totalitarian government by blowing up one of Great Brittan’s biggest monuments, the Palace of Westminster also known as the parliament building. V says that “a building is a symbol, as is 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” (V for...
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