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Kohns, Oliver: "Guy Fawkes in the 21st Century. A Contribution to the Political Iconography of Revolt." In: Image [&] Narrative 14.1 (2013), S. 89–104, <http://www.imageandnarr ... ve/article/view/300/251>. 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: English
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BibTeX citation key: Kohns2013
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Keywords: "V for Vendetta", Lloyd. David, Mask, Moore. Alan, Politics, United Kingdom
Creators: Kohns
Collection: Image [&] Narrative
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Abstract
The article analyzes the symbolism of the Guy Fawkes mask, which has achieved a global visibility in the protest movement “Occupy” around 2010. Being taken from the movie “V for Vendetta” (USA 2006), which adapts the comic “V for Vendetta”, the mask performs a complex interplay between pop culture and political protest. By wearing the Fawkes mask and by blowing up the British parliament, a re-appropriation of political representation for the people is demanded in the film. Thus, the Guy Fawkes mask symbolizes a genuinely democratic desire. However, the political symbolism of uprising develops a disturbing affinity towards totalitarism at the same time.
  
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