V for Vendetta Happiness is a prison, Evey. Happiness is the most insidious prison of all.” said V(book 2 pg. 169). V for Vendetta is about a man, codename V, who thinks the people shouldn’t be afraid of the government, the government should be afraid of the people. Throughout the story V is killing people in the government to show the people in the government that they should be afraid of the people of London, and in the process he saves a young girl named Evey who is selling her body for money. One night a group of men from the government tried to rape and kill Evey because she was outside after curfew and V came and saved her from being killed. He blows up some of the people that tried to killed her, and he exploded the House of Parliament. V is both a hero and a villain; he is a hero because he saved Evey from being raped and killed, and he is teaching her that she cannot always trust the world. But he is also a villain because he has killed many people to show he is right about the government, that they should be afraid of the people. V shows heroism by rescuing Evey and showing her how to protect herself from the destructive government. “You...you rescued me! Like in a story! I don’t believe it.” (book 1 pg.13) Evey was very happy and surprised that someone came to her rescue. At the beginning of the book Evey did not feel like anyone cared about her so she started selling her body because she believed she was worthless and not important. “Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell. Even Evey Hammond. I should very much like to hear Evey Hammond’s story.” (book 1 pg. 26). V is telling Evey everyone has problems and those problems have stories behind them, and he wants to know her story. V can be evil at times, but he wants to help Evey to be confident and he wants to help her care about herself again, and set her free. V has killed more people in the government then saved the lives of the citizens. “Frank’s dead. They’re all dead. Oh Christ, what are we going to do??” (book 1 pg.13). V has killed many people to prove a point and to also save Evey. “It’s for you.” said V. “Then... you are going to kill me.” said Delia. “I killed you ten minutes ago while you were asleep.” said V. “Is there any pain?” Delia asked. “No. No pain.” said V. “Good .That’s good. Please?..Can I… Can I see your face again? It’s beautiful.” said Delia (book 1 pg.75). I don't think V should have killed that many people. V killed the people to prove his point about the government and to save one person, Evey. V killed people through many different ways like with the use of knives, explosives, and when he gave Delia a shot in the arm. V showed Evey that he was also a hero because he tried to set her free from her past and help her build a new future. “Oh its raining. It must be cold. Do you feel it?” said V. “No.” said Evey. “V… Everything's so… Different… I… I feel so…” said Evey.“ I know. Five years ago I too came through a night like this, naked under a roaring sky. This night is yours. Seize it. Encircle it within your arms. Bury it in your heart up to the hilt… Become transfixed… Become Transfigured… Forever.” V said to Evey (book 2 pg.172). V has set Evey free from her past and from the pain of her past. “Thou who art our fate and our final destiny… Help us to clearly perceive thy will. Help us to perceive the wiles of the evil one and stand firm in thee. One race, one nation, united in thy love. This we ask in the name of the father...and of the son… and of the holy ghost. Amen.” said Evey. “Take your dress off, please.” said the Priest. “What?? But, look, uh, I was…” said Evey. “Oh never mind, allow me to”…(book 1 pg. 53). “You…Filthy... Little… Whore! I’ll kill you. Kill you. You can’t hide from me in here, you vicious little slag. The place is locked up. I’ll find you. Do you hear me?” I’ll…” said the priest. “Please allow me to introduce myself… I’m a man of wealth… And taste.” said V(book 1 pg.54). Evey was about to be abused by the Priest and before he could do anything to her she hit him in the face with a lamp. When he tried to chase her,V stopped him and killed him. V has killed many people in the government and taken over parts of the government like for example, the television station. V has also killed people such as Delia, and a Priest. V is a man who can be evil and show heroism at the same time because while he is helping Evey get over her past and take some of her pain, he is also trying to take over the government. V shows that he can be very evil for example, through killing people and blowing up buildings that are a part of history in the UK. Some people in the book deserved to die and others did not deserve to. Some of the things that V did to Evey were horrible for example, he cutoff her hair and tortured her, but he also made her feel important again after he was evil to her. I believe this is an excellent book for students to read because the book is very mature, and I think many students will enjoy all of the excitement the book has to offer. Although the world is filled with villains who want to take over the government and destroy the world, we also have many heros who are willing to stand up for what is right and help people who are in need, when I graduate I hope to be one of those heros.