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  • Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange
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    A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange is a controversial work in which the setting is in a futuristic society in which, political powers have subsided and lawlessness, violence, and youth gangs terrorize the people. Free will is the cost that Alex De Large has to pay in a society that is so dominated by violence. Anthony Burgess, in his novel A Clockwork Orange, contends that unless man freely chooses to reject the attraction of violence, rehabilitation and conditioning only works if man's free ...
  • Reason Many Potential Readers
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    Banned for social reasons in many conditions and in many school systems, Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange first seems to pierce the mind with its bizarre linguistic orgy of debauchery, brutality, and sex, and for some, refuses to affect them above the level of pure voyeurism and blood lust (either for reveling in it or despising it). Sadism seems to twist the male protagonist; his mind becomes alive with brutal fantasies whilst listening to seemingly innocuous classical music ('There were an...
  • Burgess's A Clockwork Orange
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    Examination of the Use of Language in "A Clockwork Orange" The created patch-work language of Nadsat in the novel, A Clockwork Orange, satirizes the social classes and gang life of Anthony Burgess's futuristic society. The most prominent of these tools being his use of a completely new language and the depiction of family life from the eyes of a fifteen year old English hoodlum. Burgess effectively broke arcane traditions when he wrote A Clockwork Orange by blending two forms of effective speech...
  • Burgess's Work In A Clockwork Orange
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    The 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
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    A 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...
  • Main Character Of A Clockwork Orange
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    I think that A Clockwork Orange is a book worth reading because it is relatable, makes you think, and is interesting. The author, Anthony Burgess, was born February 25, 1917. At the young age of two his mother passed away. He was brought up by his aunt and later his stepmother. Even with such an unstable childhood Burgess continued on to enroll in college and major in English. He had a passion for music, which he expressed in the main character of A Clockwork Orange. Burgess wrote several accomp...
  • 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...
  • Evil And Moral Freedom
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    The new American edition of the novel A Clockwork Orange features a final chapter that was omitted from the original American edition against the author's preference. Anthony Burgess, the novel's author, provided for the new edition an introduction to explain not only the significance of the twenty-first chapter but also the purpose of the entire book which was the fundamental importance of moral choice. Burgess states that the twenty-first chapter was intended to show the maturation or moral pr...
  • Book
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    Well as I was gathering my notes for "Cup of Gold", and I realized that an oral presentation on it would be really boring. As I was pondering up a way to make my report interesting, I caught myself watching Stanley Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange". Even to this day, that movie remains my favorite. After talking to a friend, I was informed that there was a book based on this movie. Frantically I drove to Barnes and Noble and picked up a copy of Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange". Within five days ...
  • 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...
  • Most Principle Theme Of A Clockwork Orange
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    A 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 ours...
  • Author Anthony Burgess
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    A 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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