A Clockwork Orange Essays

  • Clockwork Orange Wrongness

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    “Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?” (Burgess 95). In A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess suggests that man struggles with choice. Though it is those struggles and choices made from grappling that make man human. Their endeavor to create a right and a wrong is what separates them from animals. Burgess argues that man would no longer be human if their ability to choose is taken

  • Nadsat In A Clockwork Orange

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    normally changed so much that either the main language has changed entirely, or that new languages are formed in order for sub-cultures or opposition groups to still develop and operate without conforming. In the case of quasi-dystopian novel “A clockwork Orange” The protagonist and his group of friends speak an argot called Nadsat. In many of these books the language not only serves to add depth to the setting, but also adds heavier meaning to the dialogue and themes portrayed via characterization in

  • Clockwork Orange Analysis

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    A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by Anthony Burgess, printed in 1962. The story takes place in a futuristic society that features a grouping of extreme youth violence. The protagonist Alex narrates the story of his violent acts and his encounter with the authorities trying to reform him from his evil self. However Burgess tries to persuade the reader that Alex is not such a bad person, as he appears to be by hiding a big part of the evidence of his violence through certain techniques. The

  • Literary Analysis Of A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange Literary Analysis What’s going to be then, eh? A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, starts with this question as it reinforces the theme of the book, the inviolability of individual moral choice and the necessity of commitment in life. Fifteen years old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the state tries to reform him- but at what cost? A Clockwork orange is a dystopian novel and

  • Government Control In Clockwork Orange

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    the authority to lead the people, but there is an extent of their control. The novel Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, depicts a dystopian world of extreme crime and violence. However, while the depicted society does condemn violence, it also facilitates the destruction of humanity and the autonomy of individuals. When a human is depersonalized and stripped of their free will, they are simply the “clockworks” under the control of their oppressors. They are no longer a person; rather, they are

  • Candide And A Clockwork Orange: Character Analysis

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    Have you ever read a book and laughed at something that made you think afterwards? This is called thoughtful laughter. Thoughtful laughter is when a situation utilizes humor to provoke reflection. Candide and a Clockwork Orange both demonstrate thoughtful laughter but in different ways. The authors use of satirical humor contributes to this. In Volataires Candide, there are endless examples of thoughtful laughter, however the one that is recognized immediately is that of the character by the name

  • Analysis Of A Clockwork Orange By Anthony Burgess

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    Fifteen year old Alex de Large is the narrator and main protagonist of “A clockwork orange”, who, along with his 'droogs ' (comrades), rampages through a dystopian Britain committing random acts of 'ultraviolence ', brutal rapes, robbery and ultimately murder. Alex 's other great source of intense enjoyment is listening to classical music, and above all the music of Beethoven or 'Ludwig van ' , which seems to heighten his pleasure and intensify his savage and psychopathic impulses. He is a classic

  • Nature Vs. Nurture In Clockwork Orange

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    A huge topic in the scientific community is nature vs nurture. The book Clockwork Orange exemplifies nature as a driving force in one’s characteristics. Alex, the main character, grew up in a nice household. His parents had decent jobs, food was always available, there was no drug use and his parents weren’t abusive. Seemingly nothing at home could have made Alex the way he is. Nurture didn’t affect who he is. In the book, the relationships Alex hold haven’t made a huge impact on the person

  • The Estranged God: An Analysis

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    newfound behaviour. Notably, it creates an association to the notion of being malleable or, “able to be influenced.” And, this suggests that the state can now easily shape Alex into the state of order that they desire; he is the exact image of the clockwork orange that he once protested (Burgess

  • Catcher In The Rye Critical Lens Analysis

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    really causes weaknesses with in oneself? Personal weakness is something that no human being can avoid in their lifetime, no matter how great they have it or think they are. Two works of literature that exemplify this idea are Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange and J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, which take you through the lives of two teenage boys who think greatly of themselves, yet carry around their weakness like a backpack full of rocks. Weakness is

  • Government Control In Dystopian Literature

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    In dystopian literature, many political issues and flaws are illuminated and challenged by the author. These nightmarish texts have the power to create an alternate reality, in which audiences can immerse themselves and raise their own awareness of the human experience. There are many common elements purveyed in all dystopian texts such as government control and distressing warnings. These texts are particularly confronting to young audiences as it forces them to question the incompetence prevalent

  • Symbols In A Clockwork Orange

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    Code and Cinematic Signs of A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick is famous for his dark humor movies. He used a lot of codes and signs to express his stylish aesthetic violence and sexual implications in his movies. A Clockwork Orange can be considered as one of the best among them. In the opening milk-bar scene with the mannequins, the bar is full of sexual imagery. The film continues this motif throughout, combining sex with violence as the social norm. Alex’s parents are completely docile

  • Existentialism In A Clockwork Orange

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    socially driven (superego) or the mediation between the two (ego). Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of A Clockwork Orange both show the consequences of living a completely id/superego driven life. While The Metamorphosis shows a businessman, Gregor swap from a superego driven life to an id driven existence, A Clockwork Orange shows the life of a highschool student, Alex who turns from id driven to superego driven. By showing the impact id and superego have on one’s

  • Language In A Clockwork Orange

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    In the novel “A Clockwork Orange”, key words and phrases are repeatedly used throughout the book. The book’s passage itself resembles that of a sonata, where the first and 3rd part of the book are upbeat, while the 2nd part goes in a more slow, fluent style. These patterns in the book represent the important themes of the book, including the power of language, ego and superego, and the free will of human beings. The opening phrase of each part of the book, “What’s it going to be then, eh?” [1]

  • Violence In Once Were Warriors

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    The violence in Once Were Warriors (Fine Line, R), a tumultuous domestic drama from New Zealand, erupts with terrifying suddenness. It seems to be happening everywhere you look – in a rowdy, warehouse-size bar, where the sight of a bully smashing heads on the floor is greeted as a raffish diversion, or at a youth gang’s squalid meeting ground, where the new members undergo a sadomasochistic initiation ritual of being kicked and punched. Most cataclysmically, violence happens in the cramped, dingy

  • Diction In A Clockwork Orange

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    Burgess, the author of A Clockwork Orange, said “… by definition, a human is endowed with free will. He can use this to choose between good and evil. If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange… it is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil. The most important thing is moral choice” (Burgess, Introduction, page xiii). This theme is thoroughly explored during the novel, as well as during modern history. In A Clockwork Orange, Alex discovers how his

  • Allusions In A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, deals with the essence of humanity and morality. Being difficult topics to grapple with, many turn to a religious perspective to inform their beliefs on these subjects. Burgess himself is a strongly Catholic individual and this ideology shows through in the ideas presented by A Clockwork Orange. The book contains a number of allusions to the Bible, Jesus and God’s intentions for humanity. These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’

  • Vacation Bible School Analysis

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    Introduction Sometimes it doesn’t seem like God cares. It is easy to get upset at God and blame Him when things don’t go like we think they should. In the lessons that follow, we will examine the life of a man named Joseph. One bad thing after another seems to take place in his life. Through it all, however, Joseph trusts and obeys God. When we get to the end of the story we see that God was there all the time working in his life. We may not know how God is working or why He allows certain things

  • Charlie Kaufman Monologue

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    Recently I had the honor of shadowing the acclaimed screenwriter Charlie Kaufman as he brings to life Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” now titled Rings in Time. A soon to be a blockbuster hit that is out of this word. It should be on everyone must watch list this Oscar season. Before I began my work with Mr. Kaufman I had the pleasure of reading the original work by Ted Chiang. It is a wonderful short story told in the first person about the arrival of seven lagged aliens with a unique view on time

  • Narrative Techniques In Animal Farm

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    How does narrative technique be showed in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell? word count: 3733 Contents Page ——Introduction ——Body —Rhetorical devices -Personification -Satire -Rhetorical Question -Metaphor/ Allegory —Space Structure ——Conclusion ——Bibliography Introduction The book Animal Farm is written by well-known British novelist George Orwell. The book is written in 1945. The form of the book is really in Aesop’s fables’ style. George Orwell