Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

Parasha: V for Vendetta roundup

Eep, realized a bit belatedly I left this hanging. Oh well, there's still a whole day before the next book starts, right? *ahem*

I'm... not really sure what I want to say about it though, that wasn't covered in the chapter discussions. Maybe the most interesting thing about the book as a whole rather than the individual chapters is the growth of Evey, from scared-fumbling-wanna-be-prostitute to V's successor. And I'd say her evolution was in some ways both good and bad, which... mirrors V himself, really. A lunatic with a penchant for destruction, but yet with a kindly eye toward humanity as a whole, and soft spot for the underdog.

For some reason, this work left me with a slightly better feeling of optimism than Watchmen, though both deal with Seriously FUBAR'ed societies. I mean, in both, some of the badness has been smashed/stopped and there's a chance for rebuilding. But maybe it's because here, the smashing to bring this about is mostly of the government, and the people who deserved it, while in Watchmen it was very much the opposite. Since I'm not usually a big fan of "the end justifies the means," maybe then it's natural for me to be more sympathetic toward V than toward the Watchmen "villain."

Anyhow, I am sleepy, and this is all that's coming to mind initially. If I think of anything else I'll pop it into the comments, and anyone else should of course feel free to do the same!
Tags: books, parasha, parasha_v_for_vendetta

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