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  • Alex Smacks His Brother
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    Psychological concepts in A Clockwork Orange At the start of A Clockwork Orange, you are introduced to Alex and his droops. They are at a milk bar drinking milk-plus. Milk, plus types of drugs that enhance Alex and his droops ultra violence, which is the main backdrop to the story that leads to other psychological events. Drug addiction is a complex disorder that is compulsive and often uncontrollable. This is a chronic relapsing disorder, and treatment for drug addiction is about as effective a...
  • Moral Metamorphosis Complete And Alex
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    "A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man". -Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange is a novel about moral choice and free will. Alex's story shows what happens when an individual's right to choose is robbed for the good of society. The first and last chapters place Alex in more or less the same physical situation but his ability to exercise free will leads him to diametrically opposite choices-good versus evil. The phrase, "what's it going to be then, eh? ", echoes throughout the book; only at th...
  • Old Alex And His Gang Dim
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    The narrator, 15-year-old Alex, and his gang - Dim, Pete, and Georgie - run amok in futuristic London. When the foursome isn't downing drug-laced milk in the Korova Milkbar and speaking in the Slavic-influenced slang of nad sat, they are robbing, beating, and raping socialist London's citizens. On this particular night, they beat up an old man with science books and a homeless man, get into a fight with a rival gang led by Billybob, and steal a car and take it for a joyride to the country. At a ...
  • Treatment On Alex
    443 words
    'A Clockwork Orange' By: Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess is a very strange author. He had a really weird vision of the future. I feel he did a great job describing his viewpoint. Anthony Burgess is not only a novelist, he also has written several plays, and even composed a few symphonies. He was born in 1917, and died in 1991. He first published 'A Clockwork Orange' in the U.S. in 1962 and initially it had 20 chapters, one less than he had written. The version I read was reprinted in 1986 with t...
  • Alex's Victim
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    'A ClockWork Orange' The picture opens to a close up of an eye with a peculiar long eyelash. The camera fades back onto the face of a young gentlemen, he begins to narrate: 'There was me, that is Alex. And my three droops (friends), that is Pete, Georgy and Dim. And we sat at the k aruba milk bar trying to make up our plans for the evening... ' For those of you who don't know this famous opening scene, I am talking about the movie 'A Clockwork Orange'. This movie, In my opinion, Is one of the gr...
  • Night Alex And His Droogs
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    A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange is one of the most controversial movies ever made. The movie is based around a thug named Alex, a teenager, who finds happiness in about any perverse action. Alex, who seems to find glory in rape, lust, and murder, tells the story from his point of view. The movie examines the usual cliches of "individual freedom". It seems as if Alex suffers from an attempt to exercise his own vitality within a social structure too severe to support it. The film is not only...
  • Alex
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    A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess Essay, A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess The freedom of choice and the rehabilitating form of corrections encase the realm of A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess. It produces the question about man's free will and the ability to choose one's destiny, good or evil. "If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange – meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with c...
  • Reader's Opinion Of Alex
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    A Clockwork Orange – Calculated Captivity Essay, A Clockwork Orange – 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 bu...
  • Alex The Same Pain
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    A Clockwork Orange stands as a great literary work, yet most copies weigh in at less than three hundred pages. Written by Anthony Burgess, it spans twenty one chapters and serves as a cult classic to this day. The first person story is told by Alex, a youth but of fifteen that spends his nights with his friends, or "droogs', terrorizing the public with their bits of "ultraviolence', and engaging in the old "in-out in-out'. He is a contradiction of characteristics, as he sips milk (moloko) laced ...
  • Guinea Pig The Prison Chaplain And Alex
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    A Clockwork Orange There have been many books published solely on philosophy, and many more than that solely written about human nature, but very infrequently will a book be published that weaves these fields together as well as A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess. In this Book Burgess speculated on the fact the significance of maturing by choice is to gain moral values and freedoms. He achieved this task by pushing his angst y teenaged character, Alex, through situations that challenge the m...

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