V Vs. Murrow

By: Samantha Estlund

Edwards and V both saw problems and descendant is their world, they both had the courage to be the one to confront the issue and make a call to action even if it will have some negative out comes or make them feel uneasy. But the positives outweighed the negatives and were brave enough to make a step.

V is on the national news encouraging his fellow peers to rise up against the government. He explains that this corruption all began once the people of London became “to comfortable” with the unfair way the government treated them; “Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression.” V states that once you had freedom to object, speak and think but now you have “censors and system of surveillance” watching and listening to your every move. He says that it’s not only the governments fault that this control and blindness has gotten so far but it is also the people of the country’s fault too. V says fear has got the best of them. Fear took their common sense from them, and since they were in fright they control to Adam Sutler. V then makes a “call to action” by telling the people to gather upon the gates of Parliament on the 5th of November.

Edward R. Murrow first starts off his speech off uneasy. Edward says that people will accuse him of “fouling his own comfortable nest” but feels that he has to take responsibility and confront the issue going on. He says the that people are spending too much time watching T.V or media. “insulation from the realities of the world in which we live in.” In other words, he is saying television is causing people to isolate themselves without even knowing it. “We are wealthy, fat, comfortable, and complacent” he says that Television makes us feel comfortable, but it is not helping us move forward. Televison is used to distract us, and that we could be using this time to educate ourselves instead of waching “lights in a box.” He says that “history will take its revenge” if we don’t make a change now. Television is a battle against ignorance, and its needs to stop now before it’s too late.

When V starts off his speech he is confident and ready like he has been planning this ad is just waiting for the right time to say it. At this time V basically saying that we need to end this battle with the government now with a huge change because it’s too late for a warning. When Edwards starts off his speech he seems uneasy uncomfortable because he may be the only one who sees this issue. Edward is giving more of a warning by saying that “history will take its revenge. ” Edwards and V both say that this problem was caused by being too comfortable and complacent. They both make a call to action, Edward say that the people need to get off our “fat surpluses and realize that television is being used to distracted, delude, amuse and insulate us.” V’s call to action is more extreme, he says tells the people to gather the gates of Parliament; this to me is starting a war.

Edwards and V are both courageous and brave people who just want better for their society. Their eyes and minds realize more than others.