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Parasha: V for Vendetta, May 12th reading


And here I thought (at least at first) that maybe the stuff from the prelude was an actual song that Moore found that was extremely apt, but apparently not. Which gets more apparent anyhow, as the song goes on, unless this work had been crafted specifically to fit the song. But anyhow, the point is, it's well done! I like it as a prelude.

And at least we get a flat-out statement that V isn't Evey's father, which I'd just decided that the dates didn't work out anyhow, but it's good to have the extra statement. (And the references he makes are apparently from the book The Magic Faraway Tree for what it's worth.) He's pretty harsh with her, though, whatever "lesson" he's trying to teach her.

I can't decide just how much sympathy I feel for Almond's widow. (And I just realized even though we've seen it, I can't remember her name... she's just "Almond's widow"... because she hasn't really made a personality for herself, other than how she relates, or related, to him.)

We also actually get a glance outside England into the rest of Britain, which is apparently pretty violent. But at least they haven't fallen under the Leader's heel yet.

And somehow, V doesn't strike me as the suicide bomber type, ya know? But I guess the people at the station don't know that.

And we cut off at an interesting point! I guess next time we'll see what V has to say.


The schedule.

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prodigal
May. 12th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
The song was one of the greatest marriages of words to pictures in the entire series. Moore and Lloyd were at top form here.

As for Rosemary Almond (and I admit that I had to look her name up), she's one of the few characters I found sympathetic the entire way through.

The theme that runs through the series is that of responsibility, and the costs both of taking it and giving it away. There are harsh times ahead of you in the parts you have yet to read, but you'll find yourself the richer at the end for having read it.
stormfeather
May. 12th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
There are harsh times ahead of you in the parts you have yet to read, but you'll find yourself the richer at the end for having read it.


Heh, then again, this should be expected going into most Moore stuff!
stormfeather
May. 12th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oh right, and also I felt less sympathetic for Rosemary because while on the one hand she's in a bad situation no matter what she does... she's also holding onto the whole "I loved you" thing despite the fact that Almond was a Complete Ass to her, and from what I can see, she also doesn't even try to reach out to anyone/anything else for help. So.
prodigal
May. 12th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
It didn't seem too uncommon for an abused spouse to fall into that sort of behavior to me, so I couldn't help but feel sympathy.
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