V For Vendetta Novel Grafis sebagai Ikon Revolusi


Nadia Aghnia Fadhillah(1*)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author


Wave of protests shook the world. Thousands facescovered by strange mask with cynical
smile fl ooded cities around the world. They are V’s masks, the main character of ‘V for
Vendetta’, a graphic novel, which was inspired by Guy Fawkes, a revolutionist who
attempted to bomb British Parliament Building. Anonymous, a hactivist organization,
take V’s character as its identity. In October 2011, the biggest protests in history
demand for politic and economy equality: Occupy Movement. Anonymous took big role
in the movement. Guy Fawkes’ mask became popular. In online and offl ine activism of
Anonymous. The mask expresses social critics, represents the unheard voices of the
fear. V for Vendettastartsrevolutionaround the world, it inspires rebellion, shows that
there is always a way to fi ght and hope for the freedom.


V for Vendetta; Guy Fawkes; Anonymous; revolution


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