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Freedom Of Choice And Alex
2,259 wordsA Clockwork Orange " Eat this sweetish segment or spit it out. You are free". -Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess has been heralded as one of the greatest literary geniuses of the twentieth century. Although Burgess has over thirty works of published literature, his most famous is A Clockwork Orange. Burgess's novel is a futuristic look at a Totalitarian government. The main character, Alex, is an "ultra-violent" thief who has no problem using force against innocent citizens to get what he wants. T...
352 wordsJohn Anthony Burgess Wilson was an English novelist and critic. He was born in a small house inHarpurhey and was the son of a bookkeeper and part-time pianist. He was found lying in his cot when he was a baby with his mother and sister dead beside him. They were said to have been victims of the Spanish Flu. Anthony attended the Bishop Bilsborrow- Primary School, Moss Side, Xavier College and lastly Manchester University. He then spent six years as a wartime soldier and after he went into educati...
Critics Burgess's Finest Novel
510 wordsJohn Anthony Burgess Wilson was born on February 25, 1917, in Manchester, England. He was raised up by this aunt and later by his stepmother. He studied at Xaverian College and Manchester University, where he studied English language and literature. During World War II, Burgess served at the Royal Army Medical corps. In 1942 he married Llwela Isherwood Jones, who died of alcoholic cirrhosis in 1968. Burgess taught at Birmingham University, worked for the Ministry of Education, and was a teacher ...
Burgess's Work In A Clockwork Orange
1,923 wordsThe Life and Work of Anthony Burgess 'Autobiography: Story of one's life, written by oneself. ' (Halsey 64). Everyone knows what an autobiography is, but not so many people realize that although not all authors write a book that can be called a factual autobiography, many authors frequently allow personal, real life experiences to influence their fictional writings. An excellent example of such an author is Anthony Burgess. Anthony Burgess is recognized today as an English novelist, critic, essa...
Evident Theme In A Clockwork Orange
1,381 wordsA Clockwork Orange: Chosen Evil vs. Forced Morality What becomes of a man stripped of his free will? Does he continue to be a man, or does he cease? These are questions that Anthony Burgess tries to answer. Written in the middle of Burgess' writing career, A Clockwork Orange was a reflection of a youth subculture of violence and terrorization that was beginning to emerge in the early 1960's. The novel follows Alex, a young hoodlum who is arrested for his violent acts towards the citizens of Lond...
Brutality Of Alex
512 wordsAnthony 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 And His Droogs
1,916 wordsModernistic Features of: A Clockwork Orange (European Version) - Anthony Burgess A 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...
Author Anthony Burgess
1,685 wordsA CLOCKWORK ORANGE 1. AUTHOR 2. TITLE 3. VOCABULARY 4. PLOT SUMMARY 5. CHARACTERS AND INTERPRETATION 1. AUTHOR Anthony Burgess (born on Feb. 25, 1917, died on Nov. 25, 1993), who also published as John Burgess Wilson and as Joseph Kell, was a versatile essayist, linguist, translator, musician, and comic novelist whose inventive use of language and taste for parody reflected his interest in James Joyce, about whom he wrote in Re Joyce (1965). He is perhaps best known for his futuristic novel A Cl...
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