Plot summary[ edit ] Part 1: Characterised as a sociopath and hardened juvenile delinquent, Alex also displays intelligence, quick wit, and a predilection for classical music ; he is particularly fond of Beethovenreferred to as "Lovely Ludwig Van". They assault a scholar walking home from the public library; rob a store, leaving the owner and his wife bloodied and unconscious; beat up a beggar; then scuffle with a rival gang. Joyriding through the countryside in a stolen car, they break into an isolated cottage and terrorise the young couple living there, beating the husband and raping his wife.
Plot summary[ edit ] Part 1: Alex's world[ edit ] Alex is a year-old living in near-future dystopian England who leads his gang on a night of opportunistic, random "ultra-violence". Alex's friends "droogs" in the novel's Anglo-Russian slang' Nadsat ' are Dim, a slow-witted bruiser who is the gang's muscle; Georgie, an ambitious second-in-command; and Pete, who mostly plays along as the droogs indulge their taste for ultra-violence.
Characterised as a sociopath and hardened juvenile delinquent, Alex also displays intelligence, quick wit, and a predilection for classical music ; he is particularly fond of Beethovenreferred to as "Lovely Ludwig Van".
The novella begins with the droogs sitting in their favourite hangout, the Korova Milk Barand drinking "milk-plus" — a beverage consisting of milk laced with the customer's drug of choice — to prepare for a night of mayhem. They assault a scholar walking home from the public library; rob a store, leaving the owner and his wife bloodied and unconscious; beat up a beggar; then scuffle with a rival gang.
Joyriding through the countryside in a stolen car, they break into an isolated cottage and terrorise the young couple living there, beating the husband and raping his wife. In a metafictional touch, the husband is a writer working on a manuscript called "A Clockwork Orange", and Alex contemptuously reads out a paragraph that states the novel's main theme before shredding the manuscript.
Back at the Korova, Alex strikes Dim for his crude response to a woman's singing of an operatic passage, and strains within the gang become apparent.
At home in his parents' futuristic flat, Alex plays classical music at top volume, which he describes as giving him orgasmic bliss before falling asleep. Alex coyly feigns illness to his parents to stay out of school the next day. Following an unexpected visit from P.
Deltoid, his "post-corrective adviser", Alex visits a record store, where he meets two pre-teen girls. He invites them back to the flat, where he drugs and rapes them.
The next morning, Alex finds his droogs in a mutinous mood, waiting downstairs in the torn-up and graffitied lobby. Georgie challenges Alex for leadership of the gang, demanding that they pull a "man-sized" job.
Alex quells the rebellion by slashing Dim's hand and fighting with Georgie. Then, in a show of generosity, he takes them to a bar, where Alex insists on following through on Georgie's idea to burgle the home of a wealthy elderly woman. Alex breaks in and knocks the woman unconscious; but, when he opens the door to let the others in, Dim strikes him in payback for the earlier fight.
The gang abandons Alex on the front step to be arrested by the police; while in custody, he learns that the woman has died from her injuries. The Ludovico Technique[ edit ] Alex is convicted of murder and sentenced to 14 years in prison.
His parents visit one day to inform him that Georgie has been killed in a botched robbery. Two years into his term, he has obtained a job in one of the prison chapels, playing religious music on the stereo to accompany the Sunday religious services.
The chaplain mistakes Alex's Bible studies for stirrings of faith; in reality, Alex is only reading Scripture for the violent passages. After his fellow cellmates blame him for beating a troublesome cellmate to death, he is chosen to undergo an experimental behaviour modification treatment called the Ludovico Technique in exchange for having the remainder of his sentence commuted.Kubrick called Chapter 21 "an extra chapter" and claimed that he had not read the original version until he had virtually finished the screenplay, In his essay Clockwork Oranges, A Clockwork Orange was chosen by Time magazine as one of the best English-language books from to Aug 03, · final chapter- better or not?
Because Burgess is pretty clear that the 21st chapter is essential in A Clockwork Orange Resucked However, I found Chapter 21 to be a bit too didactic and as a result destroying my free will to project my own imagined future for Alex.
A summary of Part One, Chapter 1 in Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of A Clockwork Orange and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.
review potter3 chapter 1 - The Characters in Chapter One “Owl Post” of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by benjaminpohle.comg In class, we listened to the first chapter of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of . The American edition of the novel, A Clockwork Orange features a final chapter that was omitted from the original English edition against the author's preference.
Anthony Burgess, the novel's author, provided for the new edition an introduction to expl /5(2). Hapter 21, of A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess My assignment is to use a literary element to write an intrinsic analysis of the novella A Clockwork Orange. * Anthony Burgess regretted having W.W Norton permission to omit the final, 21st chapter of A Clockwork Orange for American publication in