Clockwork Orange First Chapter
1,310 wordsA Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, is a dark look into a frightful future of violence and social control. The story dives deep into such issues as free will, the illusions of reality, the morality of ethics, and many others. Burgess fills this horrific tale with satire, numerous puns, and above all: irony. A Clockwork Orange is comparable to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Burgess presents us with a philosophical message that we may soon find ourselv...
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1,343 words... e (Burgess, Clockwork 15). In the movie version of A Clockwork Orange, this scene shows the rape being committed on an actual stage. An example of a rather bizarre simile can also be found in chapter one with Alex's, .".. there I was dancing about with my briton like I might be a barber on board a ship on a very rough sea, trying to get in at him with a few fair slashes on his unclean oily list" The mechanics of A Clockwork Orange exist to emphasize its tone, which is one of informality, out...
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Clockwork Orange Ultra Violent
1,460 words... ck work Orange. The boys thought it was an odd title and Alex started to really beat the man, he beat him until he was bloody and lifeless. This time his friends thought that he had gone too far and betrays him by telling the police. Alex is convicted of murder and sentenced to fourteen years in prison at the age of only fifteen years old. He goes to jail and still goes about his violent ways, and eventually kills another prisoner. After this he is chosen as a subject for a new experimental ...
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Freedom Of Thought Begins To Feel
1,662 wordster> TASK To what extent does Alex have his own freedom of thought A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess follows the life of a young juvenile delinquent by the name of Alex. Throughout the novel we learn in depth about the young protagonist, Alex, including his love for music and his apparent passion toward violence. Burgess uses bizarre, yet apt language choice in this novel which helps you relate to the main character in an easier manner, hence improving the appeal and success of thi...
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1,578 wordsMoral freedom is one of the most if not the most important of any freedoms available to humans. Moral freedom is the ability to either choose to perform good or bad deeds or both. Totalitarian governments take away ones individual choice and thus, suppress and suffocate the soul. The setting in A Clockwork Orange is a general parallax to a totalitarian and oppressive government. Alex, the main character, is the representative of the common man, and his struggle in this type of government. In the...
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1,117 wordsSinging in the rain, I'm singing in the rain. " As this vivacious song disappears into the terror of the night, the emergence of one of the greatest novels and movies, A Clockwork Orange, begins to take shape. Anthony Burgess's contemporary novel, A Clockwork Orange, and Stanley Kubrick's outstanding movie, "A Clockwork Orange, " (Based upon the novel) have many important similarities and differences, which aid in confirming A Clockwork Orange as one of the most terrifying yet extraordinary piec...
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1,577 words... books that he had created within this time span he said... It was the most painful thing Ive ever written, that damn book... After that I had to learn to start loving again. (Anthony Burgess author of A Clockwork Orange) Source (Pages 103 / 104 Your Face Here / Ali Catterall & Simon Wells) So from that we see that the story was produced into a novel by a man who thought he was dying, angry and bitter at the world, he wanted to point out and graphically describe all of the planets wrong d...
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1,762 wordsA Literary Comparison Of A Clockwork Orange and The Crucible The existence of evil in the world is a universal question that is often contemplated. Anthony Burgess and Arthur Miller in their novels A Clockwork Orange and The Crucible address this question of evil. One of these stories is set in the future, and the other in the past confirming the belief that the human struggle between good and evil is timeless and applies to every person in society. Throughout history numerous examples of leader...
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Clockwork Orange Pure Evil
612 wordsA Clockwork Orange To leave out the final chapter of A Clockwork Orange is to change the entire meaning of the novel; as Burgess says in the introduction, his story is transformed into a fable. Without the last chapter the reader is left with a dark and pessimistic theme, that absolute good and evil exist in this world and it is possible for a man to be pure evil. Alex is conditioned and unconditioned, and in the end all indications point to a malicious life of crime. He is a clockwork orange, p...
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2,543 wordsClockwork Orange and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction For Walter Benjamin, the defining characteristic of modernity was mass assembly and production of commodities, concomitant with this transformation of production is the destruction of tradition and the mode of experience which depends upon that tradition. While the destruction of tradition means the destruction of authenticity, of the originally, in that it also collapses the distance between art and the masses it makes possible the liberat...
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1,654 wordsIt is easy to look into the eyes of a motion picture and dissect it for its form, style, underlying meanings, and other characteristics that separate it from a film and a classic. There are concrete elements that can be found in all classics that make it such a powerful and remarkable work. One of these elements is undoubtedly the concept of the auteur theory. The Auteur theory is described as a filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over his or her works and has a strong ...
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3,514 wordsDarth Vader of Modern Film: Stanley Kubrick and His Aesthetically Beautiful Ultra-Violence To the creator of films as well as other forms of literature, the dark side of human nature has often proved more rich and interesting than the bright. Films and books on the lives of saints have not been as popular as murder mysteries and works of horror. While we may have no desire to experience them in our own lives, terrible deeds and evil people exert their perverse attraction on our psyches. We who c...
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2,064 wordsSynopsis of A Clockwork Orange In A Clockwork Orange, the main character is that of a mildly young child of 15 who, along with his fellow friends, or Droogs, partake in evenings of Ultra-Violence. Ultra Violence consists of random beatings, theft, destruction, and rape. The main character, Alex, is the self-proclaimed leader of the pack, and makes judgment on their actions pending on his mood. His Droogs eventually find themselves under his direct rule, following his every word, and decide to ch...
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1,755 wordsAnthony Burgess, Selective Individualist It is often said that life is full of choices and the choices you make is what makes you yourself. Society, however, has since the dawn of time tried to control the thoughts of individuals by forcing ideas upon them that destroys the person on a mental and emotional level while crushing their physical well-being. With the thoughts of a perfect world, people often forget that when you force a society to conform to standards you also kill the society's exis...
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1,764 wordsLiterary Comparison Of A Clockwork Orange And Literary Comparison Of A Clockwork Orange And The Crucible A Literary Comparison Of A Clockwork Orange and The Crucible The existence of evil in the world is a universal question that is often contemplated. Anthony Burgess and Arthur Miller in their novels A Clockwork Orange and The Crucible address this question of evil. One of these stories is set in the future, and the other in the past confirming the belief that the human struggle between good an...
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2,930 wordsMany of us like to think that humanity as a whole is progressing to a better future where we will live united and in peace with one another, a time of a more enlightened society. But there are those among us that do not share these beliefs. In A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, the futuristic world is displayed as a world turned upside down and in shambles. This 1962 classic is a frightful depiction of what our society could become and possibly what it already is. Drugs almost seem to be le...
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1,846 wordsA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, published in 1962, technically falls after the period deemed as Modernism, yet it embodies all of the features that were characteristic of that literary era. Burgess s novel is a futuristic look at a Totalitarian government. The main character (or anti-hero) is Alex, who is an ultra-violent thief who has no qualms about using force to get the in-out-in-out. The beginning of the story takes us through a night in the life of Alex and his Drugs, and details th...
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Clockwork Orange Morally Acceptable
1,861 wordsGoodness Calculated Captivity Calculated Captivation Goodness comes from within, 6655321. Goodness is something to be chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man. In Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange, a sadistic adolescent of the not-so-distant future is rehabilitated of his violent nature by a special conditioning treatment. This fifteen year-old hoodlum Alex McDowell is cured of his savage activities but when released back into a still violent society, he is a misfit. Anthony Burge...
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