A man must live of with an idea. Although an idea, no matter how brilliant, will not suffice unless action is taken upon it. This story reminds us of our own. It’s something familiar, relatable.
“There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.
Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of people blame society for it’s high standards and media for it’s silent expectations. I’ve encountered numerous times where people point fingers without making sure their own hands are clean.
Society, whether you like it or not, is composed of individuals, and these individuals are considered a part of the society. Thus to blame society, is to blame yourself. You cannot change the society instantly, that’s something we already know. But to desire change in the society, without doing something about it, is just hypocritical and ignorant.
And let’s not forget, how people treat media as if it’s something they don’t like. As if it’s something they don’t partake in. Being part of the media, I’m slightly familiar of how it works. Where do you think concepts in media came from? Media doesn’t just shape people, people shape media. Of course, media does exaggerate things, but it’s not out of nothing, as you might expect. Media merely reflects what they think the audience, like you, want to see, what you want to believe in.
If you have an idea, believe in it. If you want the society and/or the media to change then act like it.
“Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be?
What I’m trying to say is, read it. The things that I just said earlier are just a superficial view of what the story holds. Although set in a different timeframe, I still think it is still applicable, esp since it talks about power on different levels, which is still heavily present.
In terms of the illustrations, it’s traditional. Quite messy and rugged, something I think fits well with the story. If you’re interested, I provided pictures down below.
Although, I must say that in rare occasions like this, I prefer the movie more. Since it definitely felt more complete and real, especially on V’s part. So if you’re planning to read and watch this, I suggest, read it first. And I’d rate the movie 5/5, in case you’re wondering.
Do I like it: Clearly, I love it
Recommended to: To people with brilliant ideas
(Fully Booked, Paperback, P 840)
Below are information about this book.
Publication: October 12th 2005 by Vertigo (first published March 1982)
“Remember, remember the fifth of November…”
A frightening and powerful tale of the loss of freedom and identity in a chillingly believable totalitarian world, V for Vendetta stands as one of the highest achievements of the comics medium and a defining work for creators Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it. Crafted with sterling clarity and intelligence, V for Vendetta brings an unequaled depth of characterization and verisimilitude to its unflinching account of oppression and resistance