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v for vendetta draft 1 Essay Patriot Act Privacy

 
Castellon 1
Fabian Castellon
Professor Altman
English 115
19 October 2014
Rough Draft #1
The world of V for Vendetta is set in a dystopian London in a hypothetical universe
,
 and
the government keeps watch on the lives of every citizen at every moment of their lives
.
 The
world seems like something ripped straight out of George Orwell’s
1984 due to the overbearing
government
,
 withholding of information
,
 and constant surveillance on the citizens
.
 The only
light at the end of this tunnel is the anti-hero
,
 V
,
 who although is only one person
,
 can and does
make a difference when it comes to changing the injustices that are going on in his country
.
 The
world of London in V for Vendetta could be seen as
n example of what is possible when people
give up civil liberties too easily
,
 the government controls the flow of information in the country
,
 
and how although it seems impossible
,
 a very small group of people could actually have a huge
impact
.
 
The fact that people in London are living the way they are in V for Vendetta is because
they gave up their civil liberties in exchange for safety
.
 This is prevalent right from the first page
of the graphic novel in which there is a camera posted with a sign on it
,
 and this sign does not
say anything threatening or scary
,
 
all it says is “for your protection”(9)
.
 This implies that the
 people would rather give up a bit of their privacy just to feel a bit safer 
,
 which creates the