Compare And Contrast Clockwork Orange And Catcher In The Rye

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A Clockwork Orange the most controversial and darkest book in history with all drugs, violence, and rape. This book is more scandalous than The Catcher in the Rye. The book was released in 1962 and had lots of controversy. The movie was released in 1971 and was rated X when it first came out, For re-release they tone it down to rated R in later versions. There are a lot of different events in the book and the movie in most because making it darker.
What I like about the book is how mysterious and very chaotic the characters were in the entire book and their change throughout the book. The meaning Clockwork Orange means is doing good or evil kind of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Burgess wrote in that teen violence will occur at some point in time. He predicted that crime rates increase
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Alex went through changes from being the criminal then to victim throughout all three parts until the end he started his life all over again. I can say how scandalous and dark the book is like in Catcher in the Rye it has the same cycles of the main character throughout.
The book and movie just right after the end when Alex said “I was cured alright.” In the film it just ended on an awkward note due to an inappropriate scene that lasted for 30 seconds. It is still a happy ending though. The final chapter was never shown in the book when it was first published in the U.S until 1986 it was republished in the U.S showing the last chapter. In the book it starts over with Alex and his new droogs and still the same old just like the beginning and then he saw Pete and his family and decided to give up crime and be a lawful citizen.
A Clockwork Orange was one of Burgess’ masterpiece, most scandalous and controversial in modern day history. It is a must read if you are a Burgess fan or sci-fi reader. Clockwork Orange is one of the most popular banned books in modern day
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