In my opinion, V from V for Vendetta s one of the best characters in film and literature. I think this because he isn’t just there to entertain, he sends a message. You can tell that he is a very inspired character by all of his quotes throughout the movie. “ When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty”, “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort you ignorance” and “People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people” are just some examples of this.
I also admire his backstory and design. The combination of revenge seeking for his cruel treatment in the internment camps of dystopian London and his signature Guy Fawkes mask make him a difficult character to forget and make him. ,without a doubt, stand out amongst anyone else in fiction.One of the most defining parts of the movie is when he introduces himself to Evie, another protagonist in the film. He says “Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.I’m not questioning your powers of observation, I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace soubriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voila! In view humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the “vox populi” now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V”. I think that this is one of the most whimsical, funny and well written speeches ever and definitely does a great job of showing off who this character really is.
I can admire how much he stays to his character (a terrorist-revolutionary trying to take down the oppressive government). While there may be some humour here and there, the character of V does not stray from his nature during the movie. This is very well shown near the end of the film, where V meets with Mr. Creedy and his guards. After the a handful of police unload their guns into V, he attacks killing them before grabbing Mr. Creedy and saying “Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, Mr.Creedy. Beneath this mask there is an idea, and ideas are bulletproof.” After dispatching the villain, he reveals that he actually was shot, and dies soon after. This shows how dedicated this man is and how even in the face of death, he continued to fight for his ideas.
Being proactive is all about taking responsibility for everything you do. It also focuses on making informed decisions based on morals and choosing not to be a victim.
This could help me take responsibility and do work as well as I can, even if that means accepting a challenge or doing work outside of school. Not being a victim is a great way to stop feeling sorry for yourself and make the best of the situation.
Do you think that it's important to accept responsibility for your past choices? Why?
James moved to a new province, and to a new school. He feels that the reasons for his move are private, but people keep asking. Everything is so different and James is super stressed. So much so that he recently yelled at the bus driver on the way to school and got suspended.
James could talk to people. Tell his parents how he feels so that they could help him, or get in touch with someone who could. He could also try to keep in contact with his old friends. I think that one of the worst part of moving would be leaving all of your friends so I think that this would help.
How do you think that losing a friend would affect someone's mental health.
Recently at school we had a small contest. We were put into groups and given two sides of a right angled triangle. We then had to find the length of the hypotenuse and program the robot to drive on the outline of the circle.
If Joseph were to write a letter before he passed away, What would he heave written?
January 7, 1987
Over these past months I’ve been through so much and you've helped me more than you could ever know. You have been someone for me to talk to, you've had my back, you never gave up on me, and I want to say thank you. I know I’ve put you through a lot, getting you into fights at school (even though I didn`t want you there), walking all the way home every day (something that I would not have done!) and making you drive to Brunswick to find me, so I guess I’m sorry, but I hope you know that I HAD to go to see Jupiter. You`ve been a true friend and without you I would still be that untrusting, stone faced delinquent I was a few months ago. Thanks Jackie. We had a lot of fun throwing snowballs at the bell, shoveling the driveway and milking the cows together.
From your friend and brother, Joseph
January 7, 1987
I`m sorry. I`m sorry I never got to see you face to face. I`m sorry that you couldǹt have a normal family. I`m sorry for anyone who ever judged you for who your parents were. I hope you know that I didn't want this to be the way things happened. I hope you know that I love you, and that your mother loved you so much. I hope that your family loved you and took care of you. There are so many things I would like to say sorry for and so many hopes I have for your life but if I told you all of them I would need an entire forest worth of paper, so instead let me give you one tip. Once you find the person you love spend as much time with them as you can. Cherish them because you never know how much time you have left together.
Your loving father Joseph
Hi Kristine, I don’t know about you but I have really enjoyed the book so far. I’ve made a critical thinking question about the book Orbiting Jupiter. I hope you have fun answering it and I look forward to seeing yours.
How do you think Madeleine’s family would feel about Joseph and Jupiter? Why do you think that?
If you were to compose/associate a soundtrack for your Orbiting Jupiter movie, which songs (3-4) would you chose and why did you chose them? You can match songs to the overall theme of the novel, or to specific events (Be sure to clarify this!) Your song choices must be justified AND supported!
The movie adaptation of the book Orbiting Jupiter would have many songs, like most movies, but two points that I would like to talk about are when Joseph and Madeline are walking through the forest, and when Joseph finds out that Madeleine is dead. Feel free to click on the song titles to hear my choices for yourself!
At the point when they are walking through the woods I would play the song Hymn for the Weekend by Coldplay. I would use this song because it is about how someone (it doesn't say who) makes the singer feel. The first lines of the song say “Oh angel sent from up above, you know you make my world light up” which is how I think Joseph felt about Madeline. Another line is “Now I think I must be miles up”. I thinks this perfectly says how overjoyed Joseph felt when they were walking in the woods. The song would also show the audience how happy they make each other as well as making the viewer glad to see them having fun. This would also make Madeleine's death far more meaningful and upsetting because it would show how joyful and full of life she was.
The second song I would use would be Say Something by A Great Big World. I would do this because part of the song says “I’m sorry that I couldn't get to you” and I think that that is how Joseph felt when Madeline died. He was heartbroken that he couldn't be there to help her, or at least to say goodbye. It also says “You're the one that I love and I'm saying goodbye” which is how Joseph felt at that point in the book, as well as “I'll be the one if you want me to, anywhere I would've followed you” which I think sums up Joseph's feelings about Madeline perfectly. It is a depressing song on its own, but with Joseph going through something so tough at the same time it could be a very emotional part of the movie.
I think these would be good music choices for the movie Orbiting Jupiter because the sound and lyrics of the songs match the mood of the book.
"If you were casting a movie for orbiting Jupiter who would you cast as the lead characters"
(Some of the actors in this hypothetical movie are dead or are too old for the role, so I am going to pretend I made this movie in 2010)
How do you think Joseph's character has has changed from chapter one to chapter two?
In the book "Orbiting Jupiter" the character Joseph has changed from the first chapter to the second. He started out not talking to anyone and not raising his hand in class. While he is still shy and has few friends he has started to excel in phys.ed and math class. He is also become more talkative because he has gotten more trusting of his new family, classmates and teachers. He has even started to do math questions during office duty. How else has Joseph changed throughout the book? How do you think he will change throughout the rest of the book?