V for Veneration

I recently watched V for Vendetta (OK, so I’m a bit late), which stars Natalie Portman in an Orwellian story about V, a masked revolutionary in a bleak, totalitarian, futuristic Britain. Aside from the lovely British wit employed throughout the movie (a favorite line: “bollixed it up”), there is a fantastic pseudo-soliloquy V offers up which is based on alliteration of the letter V. Being a “V” myself, and an English major as well, I thought it worthy of veneration:

“This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone 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 vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.”

1 comment

  1. Hmm…all those “V” words are way too complicated for us Greeks! Clever (from the three words I actually understood) but I need a dictionary to look up MOST of those “v’s”. None-the-less I liked it. As for your toilet blog…well, all I will say is you make me laugh! Keep writing xaderfoula! You are good at it and I enjoy reading your blogs. Filakia, NIKKI