Your assignment is to read four short stories and make connections between their themes/motifs/images and those of V for Vendetta. Post your response to at least two of the stories in a single blog post below. Your response need not be formal, but should be substantive - i.e. it doesn't need to be fancy, just thoughtful and interesting.
First, read both of these VERY short Edgar Allan Poe stories:
"The Oval Portrait"
"The Masque of the Red Death"
Next, read two of these science fiction short stories:
"Repent Harlequin! said the Ticktock Man" by Harlan Ellison (the story that inspired Alan Moore to create V)
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut (or if you already read that, try his related story "2BR02B" instead)
Finally, comment on ONE of Poe's stories and ONE of the scifi stories in relation to V for Vendetta. What similar ideas or images does it evoke? How does reading the two pieces "together" influence your interpretations?
Mr. Justin Biggs