V vs. Murrow Speech

Purpose, Intent, differences, and similarities

The purpose/ intent of V’s speech was to let people know that there is a way to change and take control of the corrupt society they live in. He first, put the fault solely on the government by saying that there is something terribly wrong with this country and that there is cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression and that the people were robbed of their common sense and stated that if everyone were to open their eyes they could see what’s wrong with the government and make a stand together with him to give everyone hope and freedom. After he hooked everyone, he then told them that if was their faults as well for being too scared to say what some already knew, he said that by telling the people that if they are looking for someone to blame they need to look in the mirror. He let them know that they can fix everything by making a change now instead of later when things got worse. He also explained how people the people we relied on where the ones who were to blame and we only made it worse by going to them for help and listening to what they had to say.

The purpose/ intent of Murrow’s speech excerpt was to open people eyes to the fact that media such as television is blinding us from the real issues that are happening around us each day. He tells the people that they are wealthy, fat, comfortable, and complacent and that we have basically learned to completely block out the things we don’t wat to hear or believe. He says that the television is used to distract, delude, insulate us. If we stay the way that we are, history will repeat itself because nothing will get better. Instead of letting the tv distract us, we could read about more important things like what is happening with our government and education. The way we decide to use that very influential tool of media is up to us.

Morrow and V have a few similarities in their speeches such as speaking to everyone as a whole about the corruption going on around us and the fact that we as the citizens living it in aren’t doing anything to change what is happening. Instead, we run and hide in fear from the issues in our society. They do have a few differences as well, such as the fact that V blew up a building to make a stand against the injustice. He was asking people to join him and stand at the gates of parliament while it gets blown up. Murrow isn’t going for the destructive solution, instead he is just asking people to actually read up on everything that’s happening instead of hiding form it and pretending it did not happening.

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