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  • 1. Reading Presentation
  • 2. Book Presented
    V for Vendetta
    A novelization by Steve Moore based on the screenplay written by The Wachowski Brothers
  • 3. Critical Reading Book
    Aspects of The Novel
    By E. M. Forster
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • 7. Story and Plot
    Say them a little sadly, and you will be correct. Yes—oh, dear, yes—novel tells a story.
    Forster, 68
  • 8. Story and Plot
    Story:
    On November 5th in the near future in London, V appears.
    He calls people to memorize the November 5th by marching on that day, and he will destroy the Houses of Parliament.
    People start believing in V.
    November 5ththe next year, V fulfills his promise.
  • 9. Story and Plot
    … a story [is] a narrative of events arranged in their time-sequence. A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causality.
    “The king died and then the queen died,” is a story. “The king died, and then the queen died of grief” is a plot.
    Forster, 130
  • 10. Story and Plot
    If it is in a story we say “and then?” If it is in a plot we ask “why?” That is the fundamental difference between these two aspects of the novel.
    Forster, 130
  • 11. Story and Plot
    Plot:
    The appearance of V
    People begin to doubt the government because of the appearance of V.
    V fulfills his promise because people dare to act against government at last.
  • 12.
  • 13.
  • 14. Story and Plot
    Plot:
    The appearance of V
    People begin to doubt the government because of the appearance of V.
    V fulfills his promise because people dare to act against government at last.
    Why does it change?
  • 15. Theme
  • 16. Theme
    One of the common issues in humanity
    Pursuit of conformity
  • 17. Theme
    Pursuit of conformity
    Time scale: People like things remain unchanged over time.
    Conform to others: Conformity in Psychology.
    Conform others: Gain authority.
  • 18. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    Time scale: People like things remain unchanged over time.
    Conform to others: Conformity in Psychology.
    Conform others: Gain authority.
  • 19. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    1. Fear of change
  • 20. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    1. Fear of change
    “ ‘…they [Evey’s parents] were at the riot at Leeds. I watched it on the telly, thinking I was going to see my parents killed. I remember them arguing at night. Mum wanted to leave the country…’”
    Moore, 142-143
  • 21. Theme
    Pursuit of conformity
    Time scale: People like things remain unchanged over time.
    Conform to others: Conformity in Psychology.
    Conform others: Gain authority.
  • 22. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
  • 23. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
    Conformity: the tendency of people to go along with the views or actions of others.
  • 24. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
    Conformity: the tendency of people to go along with the views or actions of others.
    People act together
  • 25. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
    Conformity: the tendency of people to go along with the views or actions of others.
    Live together under tyranny without revolt
  • 26. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
    Conformity: the tendency of people to go along with the views or actions of others.
    Live together under tyranny without revolt
    Watch TV together
  • 27. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
    Conformity: the tendency of people to go along with the views or actions of others.
    Live together under tyranny without revolt
    Watch TV together
    Question Government together
  • 28. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
    Conformity: the tendency of people to go along with the views or actions of others.
    Live together under tyranny without revolt
    Watch TV together
    Question Government together
    Wear masks together
  • 29. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    2. Conformity to others
    Conformity: the tendency of people to go along with the views or actions of others.
    Live together under tyranny without revolt
    Watch TV together
    Question Government together
    Wear masks together
    March together
  • 30.
  • 31. Theme
    Pursuit of conformity
    Time scale: People like things remain unchanged over time.
    Conform to others: Conformity in Psychology.
    Conform others: Gain authority.
  • 32. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    3. Desire to conform others
  • 33. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    3. Desire to conform others
    Power induced
  • 34. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    3. Desire to conform others
    Power induced
    Sutler
  • 35. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    3. Desire to conform others
    Sutler
    V
  • 36. Theme--Pursuit of conformity
    3. Desire to conform others
    Sutler
    V
    Creedy
  • 37.
  • 38. <? Game
  • 39. Rules
    • 7 Groups: A B C D E F G
    • 40. Each person choose a group
    • 41. We vote to eliminate two groups
    • 42. Each person rechoose a group from the 5 remaining groups.
    • 43. Winners: the group you are in has the most people.
    • 44. Big Winners: the group you are in has the most people AND it’s also the group you choose at first time.
  • Rules
    • 7 Groups: A B C D E F G
    • 45. Each person choose a group
    • 46. We vote to eliminate two groups
    • 47. Each person rechoose a group from the 5 remaining groups.
    • 48. Winners: the group you are in has the most people.
    • 49. Big Winners: the group you are in has the most people AND it’s also the group you choose at first time.
  • Rules
    • 7 Groups: A B C D E F G
    • 50. Each person choose a group
    • 51. Each person can have a statement.
    • 52. We vote to eliminate two groups
    • 53. Each person rechoose a group from the 5 remaining groups.
    • 54. Winners: the group you are in has the most people.
    • 55. Big Winners: the group you are in has the most people AND it’s also the group you choose at first time.
  • Rules
    The form of Statement:
    • Please join…(a group)
    • 56. Please don’t join…(a group)
    • 57. Please kill … (a group)
    • 58. Please don’t kill (a group)
    For example:
    Please vote for C
    OR
    Please don’t kill C
  • 59. ?>
  • 60. Conflict
  • 61. Conflict
  • 62. Conflict
    more to describe this conflict
    than to solve the conflict
  • 63.
  • 64. People
    Mr. Creedy
    Greedy
    An “assistant” of Sutler
    Ready to betray
    Sutler
    Hitler
    Antagonist
    Represent tyranny
  • 65. People
    Sutler
    Hitler
    Antagonist
    Represent tyranny
    Mr. Creedy
    Greedy
    An “assistant” of Sutler
    Ready to betray
    Reveal current corrupt.
    Reveal humanities—pursuit of power.
    Relationship changes because of power.
  • 66. People
    V
    Vendetta
    Protagonist
    An idealized symbol
    Sutler
    Hitler
    Antagonist
    Represent tyranny
  • 67. People
    V
    Vendetta
    Protagonist
    An idealized symbol
    Sutler
    Hitler
    Antagonist
    Represent tyranny
    Use power to conform others.
    Tragic ending.
    Identify the conflict.
  • 68. People
    Evey
    Eve
    Deuteragonist
    Change V’s thought
    V
    Vendetta
    Protagonist
    An idealized symbol
  • 69. People
    Evey
    Eve
    Deuteragonist
    Change V’s thought
    V
    Vendetta
    Protagonist
    An idealized symbol
    Suffer from tyranny.
    Interact each other’s thought.
  • 70.
  • 71. Fantasy and Prophecy
    There is more in the novel than time or people or logic or any of their derivatives, more even than Fate. … I mean something that cut across them like a bar of light, that is intimately connected with them at one place and patiently illumines all their problems, and at another place shoots over or through them as if they did not exist. We shall give that bar of light two names, fantasy and prophecy.
    Forster, 157
  • 72. Fantasy and Prophecy
    A sense of “universal”
  • 73. Fantasy and Prophecy
    A sense of “universal”
    Central aspects of a great novel
  • 74. Fantasy and Prophecy
    A sense of “universal”
    Central aspects of a great novel
    V
  • 75.
  • 76.
  • 77. Pattern and Rhythm
    That then is the disadvantage of a rigid pattern. …Beauty has arrived, but in too tyrannous a guise…To most readers of fiction the sensation from a pattern is not intense enough to justify the sacrifices that made it, and their verdict it “Beautifully done, but not worth doing.”
    Forster, 234
  • 78. Pattern and Rhythm
    [Rhythm], which may be defined as repetition plus variation.
    Forster, 240
  • 79. Pattern and Rhythm
  • 80. Pattern and Rhythm
  • 81. Pattern and Rhythm
    V Faces the government
  • 82. Pattern and Rhythm
    Sutler
  • 83. Pattern and Rhythm
    [Rhythm] not to be there all the time like a pattern, but by its lovely waxing and waning to fill us with surprise and freshness and hope.
    Forster, 239
  • 84.
  • 85. Conclusion
  • 86. Conclusion
    The story happens in the near future where an authoritarian government rules England.
    People would rather live under the tyranny because they don’t want change in their life, and because they have a tendency to conform to others, so nobody starts a revolution.
  • 87. Conclusion
    V, as a symbol of revenge, using violence against violence, calls for a revolution.
    V acts like a fuse, or a force to push the first domino. People starts to doubt the government.
    V finally eliminates the government before he dies.
  • 88. Conclusion
    V is a product of fantasy, he represents an idea, not a person.
    By separating V’s confrontation against the police and spreading it throughout the story, the novel achieves a rhythm which reveals the gradual change in people’s mind and allows readers to analyze between the intense plots.