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V For Vendetta Compared To Our Present-Day World. Essay

  • Submitted by: fanty
  • on March 3, 2011
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,245 words

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V for Vendetta is set in a dystopian future United Kingdom. It has a totalitarian government which is when a single leader or group controls every aspect of public and private behavior. As the story progresses, you will find similarities and differences to present day America.
In the book, the people do not have a say and whatever the government says goes. Adam Susan is the leader of the whole country. In America, we have three branches of checks & balances (Judicial, Executive, & Legislative) and power to the people. The branches show separation in power and limit each other. The important thing that America has is the power to the people. If the government does something we dislike, we have to power to protest and change their decision. Even if Obama says something, it doesn’t mean it’s going to happen because of the split powers.
The whole world has been expanding in their technology, America especially. The government uses new technology and other ideas for our “security”. I agree when they do things such as putting a camera on a stoplight so if one runs a red light they’ll get in trouble and others will be safe. Sometimes the government just does very unreasonable things. In many airports in America, for “security” reasons, they have two new ways to check one for airplane safety. It’s your choice, naked x-ray scanners or government molestation. The x-ray full body scanner not only violates privacy but also is harmful to citizens. X-ray scanners use radiation which could harm pregnant women and women genetically vulnerable to breast cancer. The scanners can also store the x-ray pictures of your naked body. What they do with the pictures is up to them. Recently, an Indian movie star’s naked x-ray picture from the airport was printed out and circulated around the airport staff. I find this absurd.
Men or women who refuse the scanners would have to go through a “pat down” system. This is where the airport/government security would sexually assault you. They...

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