A Clockwork Orange Analysis

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A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian satire novel written by Anthony Burgess and published in 1962. In 2005, the novel was included on Time magazine in the 100 best English language novel list and named by Modern Library and the readers. The original manuscript of the book has been located at McMaster University’s William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collection in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada since the institution purchased the documents in 1971. Anthony Burgess was an English composer and writer. He was born on February 25, 1917 in Lancashire, London, England. He became one of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century. His dystopian satire novel entitled A Clockwork Orange remains as his best…show more content…
He looks back on his past horrible actions and starts living as a normal person. In other words, he is completely out of place with his character. However, there are times where he has to relive the experience again when encountering past victims. The novel, A Clockwork Orange tells the story of Alex, who has a psychological problem. It has an interest to the writer in particular to look at his behaviour and personality to determine why he did the horrendous things discussed throughout the novel. The psychoanalytic criticism perfectly analyze and examine his behaviour using the method and theory of the previous literary work. The writer is also interested in the character development of Alex, since he undergo a ludovico treatment to cure his mental disease and concern if it a success in defining him as a new individual with a new perspective. There are previous studies regarding to the theory of psychoanalytic criticism. It consists of three literary works that will be discussed in forms of film or novel that is known by the reader. It then will be related to the theory experts of psychoanalytic. The purpose in having previous study is to get the readers understand more on the theory to ensure maximum…show more content…
Finding reliable sources that can obtain appropriate and sufficient evidence concerning with the topic in general. For the novel A Clockwork Orange, finding specific prove and connection between the novel and theory. Conducting the research will be by searching articles, books, journals, and others such as internet and library research. The time duration in doing this research is in four months time starting from March to June. For the scope, it will be analysing the novel based on the theory of psychoanalytic criticism, while the limitation of the research will be focusing on the intrinsic
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