Analyse how the text presents a negative view of humanity and or society.
Dystopian as a sub-genre in film is used to present us with possibilities of what our society may come to. It critics aspects of contemporary society then uses them to show how they can develop into much larger issues. ‘V For Vendetta’ directed by James McTeigue is no exception to this, as the director presents us with a corrupt dystopian society ruled by the fascist government, controlling England. ‘V For Vendetta’ follows the allusive and mysterious V, a freedom fighter seeking sociopolitical change while pursuing his own violent vendetta. The film presents a negative view of society and humanity using motifs.
The Lark Hill Facility is used to present a negative view of humanity and society. The Lark Hill Facility was used by the government party, Norsefire to create fear and a state of chaos within England. V and a group of ‘outsiders’- homosexuals, immigrants, non-Christians, and undesirables were used as human lab rats as Norsefire attempted to create a super virus. Norsefire then unleashed this virus, in drinking water, killing hundreds of thousands of people. England entered a state of fear, chaos and panic. Norsefire came forward with a miracle vaccine, capitalizing on the desperation, and acting as saviors to the people of England. They not only made large amounts of profit but also, more importantly gained the trust and devotion from the people. Norsefire prosecuted and killed ‘terrorists’ for the virus, then promised to build their campaign against the war on terrorism- persecution of the minorities.
The Lark Hill Facility is used as a motif to present a negative view on humanity and society. The Lark Hill Facility alludes to the Holocaust of WW2, echoing methods of punishment, de-humanizing and control. Like the anti-somatic attitudes and prosecution of the Jewish, used by Nazis, Norsefire also focuses on persecuting the minorities-‘the outsiders’. “Immigrants, Muslims,...