As the graphic novel, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, "V for Vendetta" celebrates November the 5th, so too will I! Today is Guy Fawkes Day in England. 405 years ago a man, striving for religious freedom and the freedom of ideas in an all too controversial time (especially to have such freedoms) attempted to commit an act of terrorism. His name was Guy Fawkes, and he nearly blew up the buildings of Parliament with a large amount of gunpowder, though he was betrayed and caught before such a statement for freedom could be made; he was later killed.
England lights the night sky with fire in remembrance of a time when freedoms were denied and a courageous man gave his life to attempt to drastically, radically and painfully change the course of history. In 1605, Fawkes called to anarchy and to terrorism, and though terrorism should not be considered a good thing in and of itself, the fact that his failed attempt at destroying an English landmark, which was not serving the people well at the time, is now a holiday shows how an independent and noisy freedom invoking action can still be heard after all these many years.
Dramatic display is often necessary to wake apathetic and enslaved minds. Guy Fawkes has had a rich history in England and thanks to the popularity ofthe intricate tale woven through the character of V in "V for Vendetta," the world has been let in on the man, the myth, the history and the legend such freedom fighters, whether they be fictional Guy Fawkes-mask wearing men or women, or the real Guy Fawkes himself.
"Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason that the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." - V
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