V vs. Murrow

Hailey Cade

V's speech

V’s purpose for his speech was more so directed towards the government as a warning that turmoil will soon strike and also a message to the people to open their eyes and make a change. In V’s speech he stated “together will shall give them a fifth of november that shall never, ever be forgot”. V gives the citizens an opportunity, or more so a call to action so that they can make a change. V's technique with how his speech is presneted is also very unique, his speech gives off the pattern of , “here’s the problem, here’s how we are going to fix it”, he gives the citizens a whole year to just sit back and watch the injustices and cruelty unfold, to better open their minds which pure genius. V states in his speech “he promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent and obedient consent”. V’s reputation of “he promised”, emphasize the past tense and allows the reader to recognize that the chancellor he is referring to has made little progress. The added word “demanded”, really shows that chancellor had a very dictatorial way of going about things, the fact that when V adds in that ‘all’ that the chancellor wanted was obedience and silence, really gives the citizens a chance to realize that they have been derived from their inalienable rights.

Edward Murrow's Speech 1958

Murrow’s speech is a speech directed towards the broadcasting networks that sums up his problems that he has with the media today and that is more so entertaining that informal and, that we should be use the media for real world purposes. Murrow says in his speech "We have built an allegory to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this." Murrow uses the word "we" to convey that he is not going to disasscoiate himself from the problem but, that he recognizes that he too is apart of the problem. This is absolute genius word choice on Murrow's choice, this allows the viewer to look at themselves to and really realize that "yeah this an issue and something needs to be done." Murrow goes on to say that

"-recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us ". Murrow's use of lists give off a repetitive tone of just simply negative things. Murrow's message to the broadcasters show them that this is what they base their productions off of, rather they do it willingly or unwillingly.