Delia Surridge is a middle-aged doctor who worked at Larkhill Prison years before V for Vendetta begins. She is a talented doctor, who researched drugs that could alter the human mind and body, and gave them to patients at Larkhill, confident that their agony and death would be for the greater good of her research. In the years following her experiences at Larkhill, Delia comes to realize that her experiments were barbaric. Because V recognizes that Delia shows remorse for her actions, he kills her with a painless drug. Delia’s death is a turning point in the novel because it causes Eric Finch, her lover, to reconsider his place in the Norsefire government, and visit Larkhill Prison himself.
Delia Surridge Quotes in V for Vendetta
The V for Vendetta quotes below are all either spoken by Delia Surridge or refer to Delia Surridge. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vertigo edition of V for Vendetta published in 2005.).
Book 1, Chapter 10 Quotes
They were ordinary people, and they were prepared to torture a stranger to death, just because they were told to by someone in authority. Some of them said they’d even enjoyed it. I think I enjoyed what I did at the time. People are stupid and evil.
Related Characters: Delia Surridge (speaker)
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Delia Surridge Character Timeline in V for Vendetta
The timeline below shows where the character Delia Surridge appears in V for Vendetta. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 8: The Valley
Book 3, Chapter 3: Various Valentines
Book 3, Chapter 4: Vestiges