Dystopian society's

The three worlds are the same

Character comparison

V:

1. "First, you must discover whose face lies behind this mask, but you must never know my face."

2. "Is that what you think or is that what they want you to think?"

3. "Happiness is the most insidious prison of all time"

4. "The government should be afraid of its people"


Winston Smith:

1. "Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."

2. "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past"

3. "If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened – that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death"

4. "You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves"



Edward Snowden:

1. "Even if you are not doing anything wrong , you are being watched and recorded"

2. "I can't in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom, and basic liberties for people around the world with the massive surveillance machine they're secretly building"

3. "There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny - they should be setting the example of transparency"

4. "I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under"

Relating V, Winston Smith, and Edward Snowden

In 1984, V for Vendetta, and Citizenfour they all have a main character that resembles one another. Winston Smith from 1984 learns that the Inner party and Big Brother are corrupt and have been lying to its citizens about everything that has ever happened, V from V for Vendetta makes use of his skills and starts taking down the corrupt government that has eliminated privacy and set excruciatingly strict rules, Edward Snowden from Citizenfour breaks away from the NSA because he discovers how little privacy that the US citizens actually have and flees to hong kong to avoid the government and to get his story published on how the NSA is invading our privacy on many levels.


Winston Smith says "If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened – that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death" (Orwell, 1984 109) and V says "Is that what you think or is that what they want you to think?" (V for Vendetta 156) and Edward says "I can't in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom, and basic liberties for people around the world with the massive surveillance machine they're secretly building" (Citizenfour, part 3) this shows that Winston, V, and Edward are all against what their governments are doing and they all want to take down their government and restore order and privacy to their citizens.


All three characters believe that the government is controlling every aspect of our lives, that the government is corrupt, and how they invade our privacy without us knowing. This is shown buy V saying "Happiness is the most insidious prison of all time" (V for Vendetta 87), winston saying "You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves" (Orwell, 1984 296), and Edward saying "Even if you are not doing anything wrong , you are being watched and recorded"(Citizenfour, part 7).


Finally they all think that the government officials should be more transparent and that the government should be afraid of its people rebelling and taking over their control. This is shown by V saying "The government should be afraid of its people" (V for Vendetta 64), Winston saying "Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious."(Orwell, 1984 202), and Edward saying "There can be no faith in government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny - they should be setting the example of transparency"(Citizenfour, part 2)

Dystopian Hero's

The three that freed their world's

Works cited

V for vendetta

Moore, Alan, David Lloyd, Steve Whitaker, Siobhan Dodds, Jeannie O'Connor, Steve Craddock, Elitta Fell, and Tony Weare. V for Vendetta. New York: Vertigo/DC Comics, 2005. Print.

1.(V for Vendetta 156)

2.(V for Vendetta 87)

3.(V for Vendetta 264)


1984

Dean, Mike, and George Orwell. 1984. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2003. Print.

1.(Orwell, 1984 109)

2.(Orwell, 1984 296)

3.(Orwell, 1984 202)


Citizenfour

Citizenfour. Dir. Laura Poitras. Perf. Edward Snowden. N.p., n.d. Web.

1.(Citizenfour, part 3)

2.(Citizenfour, part 7)

3.(Citizenfour, part 2)