CEdwards BP_6 F is For….

While V stands for Vendetta in the film V for Vendetta, the letter f stands for fear.  V’s actions are motivated by his unyielding desire to see the English government crumble for their copious corruption and to eliminate fear from the lives of those in London; fear that the government uses as method of control. When the government created the St. Mary’s virus that killed almost 100,000 citizens and presented it as a terrorist attack citizens of London were frozen with fear. Thus, seeking a savior for these dark times, they sought the government for refuge and allowed Norsefire Party to win the election.

“I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now High Chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence.” – V

The presence of fear controls the people and the absence of fear liberates them. The idea of the absence of fear liberating the people is presented through Evey’s stint in solitary confinement. Evey’s life was guided by fear beginning with the capture and torture of her parents for their political activism and the death of her brother from the government-produced St. Mary’s virus. When she was taken into solitary confinement and stripped of her identity, she was tortured repeatedly. To end the torturing, she merely had to offer information about V. After four days, she grew stronger and her fear of death evaporated. She declared that she would be more content with death by a firing squad than to compromise her new found political consciousness.  Her psychological freedom from fear was presented through her scene on the rooftop in the rain. There we see the physical cleansing of fear from her being. The scene is paralleled through flashbacks to the fire at Larkhill Detention Center, where V was reborn. The flashbacks serve to liken Evey to V in that moment because through the rain and fire, respectively, freedom was attained and rebirth occurred. The music that accompanies this scene begins slowly and perpetuates a sense of anticipation. It reaches its pinnacle when Evey begins to weep and, in the flashback, V begins to scream as they both raise their arms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etqte77XRRQ

Ultimately, this scene serves as the climax of the film because V could not accomplish his vendetta with the presence of fear still abiding. In terms of plot, after this scene, the film begins to rapidly descend upon its falling action with a resolution presenting itself rather quickly.

 

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  1. Posted January 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I think this is a very interesting blog. I like the F is for fear because you have some very interesting and good points that deal with fear. Fear is a big part of this movie.

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  2. Posted January 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Fear is an integral part of the movie. The general public is afraid of the government, but the government is afraid of V.

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  3. Posted January 12, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Good analysis really jealous you picked fear because that’s a great theme and your quote was awesome so kudos all around. The idea that fear imprisons people and lack of fear liberates them is a very astute observation and really puts the whole movies theme into a simple and concrete statement so well done.

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  4. Posted January 13, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I completely agree. Fear truly controlled the whole movie, and especially during the catharsis when Evey’s fear is gone. The definite turning point in the story as everything started to piece together for her.

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  5. Posted January 14, 2013 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    I agree with this 100 percent. Before reading this I did not put Evie’s absence of fear representing the cities absence of fear to revolt in the end.

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