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The author communicates his view of democracy effectively throughout his text. He uses literature as a vehicle for political and social criticism. V for Vendetta tells of a hypothetical Britain under the heel of a dictatorship. In his graphic novel, the main character, V, destroys the Norsefire regime because he is against its various policies. Despite his excessive use of force, the reader desires V’s ultimate goals (returning his world to a state of more democratized freedom) and therefore sympathizes with his plight. Accordingly, we can assume the author’s beliefs are being shared with the reader through V. His actions seem justified because it all works toward a positive human benefit. Alan Moore shows a nightmarish dystopian society, he is telling the readers what they should value and preserve by using counter examples. Therefore, the novel serves as a warning.The author presents a model of social change in a highly repressive society; people are continuously being watched by a very powerful government.V for Vendetta refers to multiple historical events, including: the Cold War, the Reagan/Thatcher era’s conservative values, and the Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot.The Cold War continued to escalate while Moore wrote V for Vendetta. The population was terrified of the idea that ??a nuclear war might occur between the US and the USSR. V for Vendetta is based on the idea that this war is has occurred: the United States, the USSR and even Africa have all been destroyed.During the 1980s, the conservatism movement was rising; the American President and the English Prime Minister, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, have raised the issue of insensitivity to demographic groups that oppose traditional moral values. Inspired by the Reagan/Thatcher era, the Norsefire regime is very conservative, homophobic and racist.And, finally, V’s appearance and expression are inspired by Guy Fawkes. Under his mask, V ceases to be a person, he is a manifestation of a bulletproof concept, the symbol of a protest against the tyranny of the government. V For Vendetta explores man as the incarnation of an idea. Moore proposes that to be like V is to put aside personal motives and embody the ideals of anarchy. Many questions are asked: can violence be a moral path in certain situations? Which situations? Who defines and judges them?V for Vendetta’s main theme is how anarchy promotes freedom. The plot of the graphic novel reflects Alan Moore’s commitment to freedom. Therefore, from Moore’s description of V (an anarchist who believes that governmental authority infringes on human freedom), the reader realizes that he believes that anarchy is the key to freedom. The graphic novel protagonist is an anarchist freedom fighter that uses elaborate terrorist acts in attempts of igniting a revolution. V’s motivation is driven by the terrors of his past, during which he was imprisoned and tortured by those he fights against. His freedom has been deprived. Risen under a new persona, the target of his terror is limited to those who operate through their own type of terror. V wants to force socio-political change in a dystopian society. His terroristic activities’ focus is the population’s freedom and the overthrow of the government. In the author’s world, the government operates with its own form of terror which only benefits them. It’s clear from the beginning of the graphic novel that the Norsefire government is responsible for the restriction of human freedom: they forbid people from proper education, put them in jail because of their sexual orientation or skin color, and even their radio broadcasting system is called the “Voice of Fate”; after all, Fate is the antonym of freedom. It is shown what can happen when society is ruled by the government, rather than the government being run as a voice of the people. Alan Moore demonstrates that such things are prone to happening if the leaders stop listening to their people.Over the course of V for Vendetta, it becomes progressively clear that Moore favors the model that suggests that freedom involves freeing oneself from ignorance, weakness, and isn’t just a matter of doing what you want. In order to reach this level of freedom, one needs education, discipline and hard work. According to Moore’s graphic novel, people don’t just need to free themselves from the prisons of their governments, but they also need to free themselves from the prisons of their own minds. This explains why V tortures Evey for weeks; he wants to free her from the weakness of her own desire for happiness.London is still in a state of chaos, at the end of V for Vendetta. Moore suggests that without education and training, freedom is only violence and anarchy. This raises many questions that Moore doesn’t answer, leaving the readers free to make up their own minds.Since the beginning of V for Vendetta, Alan Moore shows the readers the enormous power that symbols have over society. For instance, V’s Guy Fawkes mask is the only face he shows, and the “V” symbols he draws almost wherever he goes makes it easy for the rest of the population to follow his lead, as the symbol V is an easy symbol to recreate. The Houses of Parliament are the government’s symbols of strength and power, which is the reason V blows them up. V for Vendetta is based around a fight between two sets of symbols: the austere, symbols of the Fascist Norsefire government, and V’s anarchic anonymous symbols.V undermines the Norsefire governments by attacking its symbols. The English population begins to notice that the Norsefire government is a flawed government. The beauty and strength of V’s symbols lie in their anonymity. This means that each citizen is a potential threat to the Norsefire government’s authority. The symbols used by V are simple, reproducible and anonymous, and they undermine the regime’s strength and authority. Although V dies, he passes on his home, his education, and his set of symbols to Evey. Passed from one person to the next, these symbols are indestructible. In the end, Moore’s meditations on revenge and vendetta are crucial to V for Vendetta because they define the difference between the graphic novel antagonists (the Norsefire government), who use their power and authority to achieve their own interests and desires, and the graphic novel protagonists (Evey and V), who use their power, education and training to deny their interests and personalities. According to Alan Moore, to change the country’s regime is to set aside oneself and embrace the universal ideal of freedom.The graphic novel writer, Alan Moore, wanted his ideas to make an impact. He recognizes how peculiar it is that his idle fantasy intruded on the real world. There are parallels between the dystopian novel and the world today. For instance, the graphic novel predicted the security cameras on the city streets. Moore’s novels also anticipated the technology-based plans that has made certain groups major protest agents. The reason V’s rebellion against the government is fundamentally successful is that the state relies upon a centralised computer system which he was able to successfully hack. The symbols used in the graphic novel showcase the importance of the voice of the people. The mysterious entity, repeatedly and frequently evoked by Alan Moore, is the people.