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  • Alex As A Young Man
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    " Listening to the J.S. Bach, I began to pony away to the brown gorgeousness of the starry German master, that I would like to have them both harder and ripped them to ribbons on their own floor. (34) "Young Alex, na " ive, unloving, and uncaring to the world he lived in. The screaming decade of the 70's is the setting of when the story takes place. A group of young teenage boys out and about looking for a good time but by what definition is a good time? If some people see a good time as hanging...
  • Moral Choice And Free Will In A Clockwork Orange
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    "The Importance of Moral Choice " Choice and free will are necessary to maintain humanity, both individually and communally; without them, man is no longer human but a "clockwork orange", a mechanical toy, as demonstrated in Anthony Burgess' novel, "A Clockwork Orange". The choice between good and evil is a decision every man must make throughout his life in order to guide his actions and control his future. Forcing someone to be good is not as important as the act of someone choosing to be good...
  • Brutality Of Alex
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    Anthony Burgess' novel, A Clockwork Orange has been called shocking, controversial, and horrifying. A Clockwork Orange is controversial, but to focus merely on the physical aspects of the work is time wasted. Burgess is concerned with the issue of ethics. He believes that goodness comes directly from choice; it is better to choose the bad than to be forced into doing the good. For taking away a person's free will is simply turning them into a piece of "clockwork"; a piece of machine containing a...
  • Alex's Violent Actions
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    A Clockwork Orange Authors who write of other times and places help us to better understand our own lives. Discuss A Clockwork Orange in terms of that statement. A 'clockwork orange'; can be described as something that has a convincing outer appearance yet in the inside is merely controlled by outer influences, such as a clock set in motion by its owner. In A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess takes us into the future where violent criminals are forced to be 'good,' ; and introduces us to Alex, a...
  • Rigorous Conditioning And Oppression Against Alex
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    In the novel A Clockwork Orange, the main character, Alex, is introduced as a fifteen year old with an uncanny vision for the life he so desires. As most teenagers do, Alex firmly believes that he knows all there is to know about the world, and believes that he and his "droops" (Burgess, 5) have what it takes to wreak havoc on society. However for Alex, it is his actions that speak louder than his words, and it is his horrifying yet vivid criminal acts, that show that he is a soul without regard...
  • Occurrence Of Alex's Life
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    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess tells a story about a young man and his choices of freedom. The book asks the question "is it better to have someone constantly do the right thing, or to have the freedom of choice to do the right or wrong thing'. The author shows the affect of society on a human who has been institutionalized and let back into society. The author of the book goes on to show how the protagonist copes with society under his given conditions. "Georgie let go of holding his goo...
  • Reader's Feelings For Alex Change
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    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 this text. Th...
  • Turning Point In Alex's Life
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    There are critical periods or turning points in everyone's life. Discuss the way Alex's Coloundra vacation affects his life. This is the topic question asked for this essay. This topic is a key theme of the novel After January because it is a time of change or a turning point in Alex's life and highlights the decisions we all have to make. Before the book has begun Alex has received his TER and has now begun the long wait for his acceptance into the course he wants to study. The TER has the pote...
  • Youthfulness As Alex Of A Clockwork Orange
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    Art, Literature And Society From 1955-1970 Essay, Art, Literature And Society From 1955-1970 Fear and Loathing in a Clockwork Age Ah! The noble search for identity. That intangible achievement that all artists lust after and lay in torment over. And during the post war era that struggle reached incredible magnitudes. The world cried out for legions of anti-heroes, who were only virtuous in their unapologetic and brutally honest lack of virtue. And the art world provided as many counter culture m...

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