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Moffett, Paul: "U for Utopia. the dystopian and eutopian visions in Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (2016), S. 1–13.
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Keywords: "V for Vendetta", Großbritannien, Lloyd. David, Moore. Alan, Utopie
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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Drawing on genre definitions of utopia, eutopia and dystopia, this article argues that although the bulk of V for Vendetta can be understood as dystopian, because it ends with a utopian vision, and because that vision is a promise not a warning, V for Vendetta is in fact a utopian work that calls for a utopian anarchist revolution. It does not dismiss the utopian impulse, but praises it, and it is in this utopian mode – as a utopian work – that V for Vendetta must finally be understood.