1984 is a society characterized by human misery. Truth is an actual state of matter, of actual existence, an obvious or accepted fact. A lie is a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive. Oceania is a living paradox where every lie is a truth and therefore every truth a lie. In 1984 George Orwell uses didactic and lucid language to make sure the responder can interpret it in no other way than what he intended. “The past was erased, the erasure forgotten, the lie became truth” By controlling the present, the Party is able to manipulate the past. And in controlling the past, the Party can justify all of its actions in the present.
V for Vendetta is a society under the complete control of the government although, it seems, the people have a degree of knowledge of the truth about what their government tells them. The government may not have as much power over history as the Party in 1984 but there is definitely a domineering influence from the government in altering documents to suit themselves. When the detective is searching for documents to the prison ‘V’ was in he finds that most of them are