On “V”

It is the 5th of November, also known as Guy Fawkes Night because of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.  “Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot.  I can think of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”  This is the opening of V for Vendetta, a superb movie that I highly enjoy.  Since I  am also a English major and language nerd, I utterly delight in the V monologue near the beginning of the film.  I hope you enjoy it too!

Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villian by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.  The only verdict is vengence; 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, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.” – V for Vendetta

P.S. I recommend http://m-w.com Also, these are great words to study for tests like the GRE… just saying 😉

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