V vs Murrow

Similarities and Differences

V vs Murrow

V vs Murrow

In V’s speech, V states, “There are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for guilty, you need only look into a mirror.” Everyone once in their life is guilty in some way and some people have done things that other people don’t even know about. In life, people make decisions that can’t be fixed. V is persuading the citizens to stand up for them selves, reminding them about November 5th. November 5th was to take some time out of our daily lives and sit down to think about the important events that have happened associating with someone’s death or of some awful bloody struggle, or a celebration of a nice holiday. V says, “ Once we had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.” To change the “freedom” of the citizens, V wants the citizens of London to understand that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words.

According to Murrow’s speech, TVs and radios are more focused on profits than on serving the public interests. Murrow takes action by informing citizens the importance of the news. He thinks the news will bring out more perspectives and help cause less damage. Murrow states, “Unless we get off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late.” The news states information that they want you to hear, rather than hearing the truth. The social media today has given evidence against contentions.

V’s speech is based on people’s perspectives and the freedom they have to make their own choices. The government chose to experiment with people, which caused them to die except V. V wanted revenge and chose to kill the three people who caused this incident. The mask that V wears represents the voice, emotions, and the feelings he has for the society and government. In V’s speech, people have their own perspectives while in Murrow’s speech they listen to what is being said on the news. The information that comes from TVs and radios sometimes upset people and cause arguments. Radio and TV also cause people to be distracted easily.

Stated in V’s speech, “And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.” The government controls every action and the “freedom” that the citizens have. The citizens never realize how listening to the media can make them listen to false information. Stated in Murrow’s speech, “If we go on as we are, then history will take its revenge, and retribution will not limp in catching up with us.” The citizens are the ones who make the decisions to watch the news or not.

V and Murrow are both against the government and are both trying to persuade society to know the real truth to take action. The government hides information from the citizens, so it will make them look better. V asks for action in the end of his speech, “But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of parliament, and together we shall give them a 5th of November that shall never ever be forgotten.” Murrow asks for action in the 5th paragraph, “If we go on as we are, then history will take its revenge, and retribution will not limp in catching up with us.” V and Murrow want the citizens to realize the information they are taking in from the government is false. The citizens are trapped in a world where they never know what exactly is going on. If society does not realize the government is lying to them, there will never be a difference. Society needs to get up and face reality to make a difference.

What are some similarities of Murrow and V?

  • Against the Government
  • Persuade society to know the real truth
  • Want peers to take action
  • Want citizens to realize the government is giving them false information