Eric Finch may well be the most powerful character in V for Vendetta…here is an excellent analysis of him!
Let’s talk about Eric Finch. Not the weirdo in the Guy Fawkes mask and flowing wig, or the teenage drifter-turned-prostitute-turned-anarchist, or the dictator with a computer fetish. No, just plain old, head down, government worker Eric Finch.
Of all the characters in the novel, it is Finch who, arguably, is closest to the reader: he knows both sides of the story, having knowledge of the Norsefire organization and glances into the world of V and Evey, yet remains inconspicuously unattached from them. And like the reader, he uses LSD to experience what V went through in the government experimentation camps. Well, like some readers, I assume.
For a number of pages, we are treated to the drugged out meanderings of Finch, who questions his own actions: “They say L.S.D. only magnifies what’s already there. Christ, why did I take this now, when I’m already so confused anyway?” (Moore 212). During…
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