A Clockwork Orange: Review Of Book And Firm Version



In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the main character, tells
the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen. He begins his tale as the
leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking havoc on
the town until the gang mutinies and "Your Humble Narrator," as Alex refers to
himself, is caught by the police. From there, Alex travels to State Jail 84F to
serve 14 years, but receives an offer from "the Government" which entails
undergoing experimental treatment in return for early release. He seizes what
seems to him an opportunity, but is horrified by the "cure" he endures. The new
"good" Alex that is released unto the world is depressed, frustrated, ...

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reveling in the sight of blood or weapons. Alex's love
of hate is not simply a rebellious emotion, but as he explains, it is his very
nature, and he could not change it if he wanted to. Despite his passion for
what most see as ugly and disgusting, Alex does have a great appreciation for
classical music, especially Beethoven.
Alex's main conflicts are both external and internal. His external
conflicts are between him and the members of his gang. Dim and Georgie, two of
the members of Alex's gang, are unwilling to accept Alex's leadership. They
challenge his authority, and Alex reacts rashly by trying to re- establish his
dominance through defeating both of his aggressors in fighting. This
confrontation only raises tensions within the gang, and leads to a betrayal
which results in Alex's capture on the charge of murder. Alex's main internal
conflict is a physiological one. The Government's experimental treatment which
Alex undergoes involves conditioning to produce a ...

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