V for Vendetta Analysis
WR 111 C
In the film, V for Vendetta, the director James McTeigue implies that ideas are bulletproof because the idea lives on through the people you've touched. The movie starts off with V saving a fearful women named Evey. She is scared of everything because her parents were killed and she watched her mother get beaten by government officials. V then goes on to explain his beliefs and ideas, and he even shows her his first act of rebellion by destroying the Old Bailey. They then run into each other a couple more times before the main events of V imprisoning Evey to help her lose her fears. She ends up wanting to die rather than give up ...view middle of the document...
V influenced Creedy, Chancelors second hand man, to bring the Chancelor to a hidden place. Once Creed arrived, V said a few words to the Chancelor and told Creedy to shoot the Chancelor. Creedy then ordered his men to shoot V, but little did he know that every bullet his men unloaded on V, wouldn't kill V. V killed all of Creedys' men and then strangled Creedy saying "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof." While all of this was happening, every person in London had a Guy Fawkes mask, because that’s what V wore, and made their way through authorities to watch Parliame's destruction. V was successful in destroying Parliament but he died in the process. Even though he died his idea live on through each and every person in London. V's idea was bulletproof even though he died because everybody followed him and carried on what he stood for. You can kill a person but you cannot kill what they stand for. The main person that followed V was Evey, because she carried on his plan and his idea. While Parliament is being detroyed, Evey says, "He was Edmund Dantes, and he was my father, and my mother, my brother, my friend, he was you, and me. He was all of us." At the end everybody that had on a Guy Fawkes mask on, took it off showing everybody was touched by what V was able to do. His idea lived on and that idea helped the community get back on their own feet instead of being ruled by the government
V's heroic character reminds me of what Linda Seger said in an article she wrote. Seger said that a hero starts as a normal person but then becomes a hero after certain steps happen in the characters life. The hero should go through 10 steps. The hero will start in ordinary surroundings, then something new will enter their life, but most of the time the hero starts out not wanting to leave or change, then the hero usually receives help...