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Ebook á A Clockwork Orange é 192 pages É Johnscyclingdiary Ï [PDF / Epub] ☆ A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future where criminaThe state undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what costThis edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction A Clockwork Orange Resuck Rebellion can take on many forms and in A Clockwork Orange it takes on the form of language the spoken word All societies have their constraints though breaking through them is often difficult What the “poor” disaffected youth do here is create their own system of communication that is so utterly theirs Every word carries history and by destroying such words the youngster are proposing a break from tradition they are proposing something new This idea is captured when they attack the “bourgeoisie” professor in the opening scene; they beat him tear his books apart and strip him naked in the streets It is an act of aggression and power; it is an act that is infused with jealousy and rage The lower classes are sick of the elites and the poor are sick of the rich And they want to stand on their own two feet “Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him” However despite the symbolic nature of the scene it also demonstrates the rash nature of such youths In their actions they perpetuate such divisions and class divides They never stop to consider that perhaps the professor could be sympathetic to their cause They just don't care; they enjoy violence too much Instead they just see and object of power knowledge and wealth so they attempt to destroy it Having passion and a strong will are vital for social change but using such things sensibly and at the right time is also of eual importance I'm not an advocate of violence but they could have used that better and productively too Society fears them; it fears these boys that represent dissatisfaction and anger How far can they go How powerful could they become What will the future hold Burgress shows us a speculative future a “what if” situation that is not implausible The novel is advisory; it suggests that something needs to be done to society in order to avoid the pitfall the gang fell into here Like all significant literature the work has a universal uality it is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in the 1970s because it shows us what unbridled and misguided temper can achieveAlex the gang leader is thrown into jail after committing a particularly nasty crime The doctors then attempt to rehabilitate him through psychological treatment based on schema theory and the rules of conditioning and association Afterwards the thought of violence sickens him physically and he is thrown out into a world that hates him and one he can no longer survive him He is completely failed by society but it is near impossible to have sympathy with such a reckless anarchist He is violent and spiteful A Clockwork Orange is a postmodern masterpiece because of its experimental style language and allegorical content However it is also an extremely difficult book to read and an even harder one to enjoy The slang frustrated me; it was understandable but very dense at times It’s a clever device but an agenising one I disliked this element for the same reason I will never attempt to read Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce I liked to get lost I don’t like to have to put effort in when I read; perhaps I’m a lazy reader Regardless though it was a huge relief to actually finish I’m still going to watch the film and I do think I may enjoy it a little than this

A Clockwork OrangeThe state undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what costThis edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction A Clockwork Orange Resuck Rebellion can take on many forms and in A Clockwork Orange it takes on the form of language the spoken word All societies have their constraints though breaking through them is often difficult What the “poor” disaffected youth do here is create their own system of communication that is so utterly theirs Every word carries history and by destroying such words the youngster are proposing a break from tradition they are proposing something new This idea is captured when they attack the “bourgeoisie” professor in the opening scene; they beat him tear his books apart and strip him naked in the streets It is an act of aggression and power; it is an act that is infused with jealousy and rage The lower classes are sick of the elites and the poor are sick of the rich And they want to stand on their own two feet “Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him” However despite the symbolic nature of the scene it also demonstrates the rash nature of such youths In their actions they perpetuate such divisions and class divides They never stop to consider that perhaps the professor could be sympathetic to their cause They just don't care; they enjoy violence too much Instead they just see and object of power knowledge and wealth so they attempt to destroy it Having passion and a strong will are vital for social change but using such things sensibly and at the right time is also of eual importance I'm not an advocate of violence but they could have used that better and productively too Society fears them; it fears these boys that represent dissatisfaction and anger How far can they go How powerful could they become What will the future hold Burgress shows us a speculative future a “what if” situation that is not implausible The novel is advisory; it suggests that something needs to be done to society in order to avoid the pitfall the gang fell into here Like all significant literature the work has a universal uality it is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in the 1970s because it shows us what unbridled and misguided temper can achieveAlex the gang leader is thrown into jail after committing a particularly nasty crime The doctors then attempt to rehabilitate him through psychological treatment based on schema theory and the rules of conditioning and association Afterwards the thought of violence sickens him physically and he is thrown out into a world that hates him and one he can no longer survive him He is completely failed by society but it is near impossible to have sympathy with such a reckless anarchist He is violent and spiteful A Clockwork Orange is a postmodern masterpiece because of its experimental style language and allegorical content However it is also an extremely difficult book to read and an even harder one to enjoy The slang frustrated me; it was understandable but very dense at times It’s a clever device but an agenising one I disliked this element for the same reason I will never attempt to read Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce I liked to get lost I don’t like to have to put effort in when I read; perhaps I’m a lazy reader Regardless though it was a huge relief to actually finish I’m still going to watch the film and I do think I may enjoy it a little than this

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A Clockwork Orange Ð Lks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom A Clockwork PDF or And when In the near future in an Utopian socialist country England where everyone has to work except the ill or old whether the job makes any sense or not a group of teenagers like to party without limits at night Alex the leader George 2nd in command Pete the most sane and the big dim Dim he's good with his boots fun loving kids Your humble narrator Alex will tell this story my brothers First they see an ancient man leaving the library carrying books very suspicious nobody goes there now inspecting these filthy things and ripping them to pieces not forgetting a few punches on the offender to stop this evil habit next entering a shop and borrowing some needed money the owner and wife have to be persuaded with just a little force for this honor then teaching a scummy drunk in the street the evil of his ways pounding some sense into his addled brain Meeting old friends Billyboy and company in a dark alley they exchange love taps but boys sometimes play too hard drops of blood fall lovingly to the ground When so many noisy sirens go off these peaceful youths leave this unhealthy place Getting tired of walking the gang goes on a joy ride after spotting the empty car not being used The friends decide to travel to the countryside leaving dirty London behind for fresh air the beauty of the land the woods tiny critters to watch and the slow ones on the road to be put out of their misery with a merciful crunch Viewing a mailbox with the name of Home on it how delightful this cottage's welcoming couple lets the group in for a spot of tea they're wearing masks to enliven the carnival atmosphere even though the man is a creepy writer ugh Would you read something called A Clockwork Orange What a silly title for the good of the world these pages are scattered everywhere flying high to the ceiling and floating down below to be properly trashed on the floor by the good doers Exchanging warm greetings with the wife Alex your humble narrator my brothers and associates go back to the city it's getting late school tomorrow ultra violent fun must end His frightened parents don't ask too many uestions at his small but dumpy apartment a place they share His room full of records of classical music Ludwig Van a favorite to inspire him which he plays very loud and his parents don't dare to complain any Later Alex is sent to prisoner for a long term murder they say framed what rot he is 15 His cell he shares with five other men nasty criminals all unlike Alex one will have to sleep on the floor his fists will not let him be the one Doctors Branom and Brodsky ignorant fellows they don't understand his slang have a new techniue to cure his violent behavior as some people call it two weeks and a free man let the torture beginA magnificent fable of what might be Kindle ï A Clockwork Orange ß Anthony Burgess

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Anthony Burgess ß A Clockwork Orange Text A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this classic In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future where criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Alex who ta How to review an infamous book about which so much has already been said By avoiding reading others’ thoughts until I’ve written mineThere are horrors in this book but there is beauty too and so much to think about The ends of the book justify the means of its execution even if the same is not true of what happens in the storyBook vs Film and Omission of Final ChapterI saw the film first and read the book shortly afterwards Usually a bad idea but in this case being familiar with the plot and the Nadsat slang made it easier to relax if that's an appropriate word given some of the horrors to come into the book The film is less hypnotic and far shocking than the book because it is visual and because like the US version of the book it omits the optimistic final chapterThe British censors originally passed the film uncut But a year later it was cited as possibly inspiring a couple of murders leading to threats against Kubrick's family The year after that Kubrick asked for it to be withdrawn and it was even though he said To try and fasten any responsibility on art as the cause of life seems to me to put the case the wrong way aroundSee Withdrawl of film from UK screensandOmission of final chapterPlot and StructureIt is a short novel comprising three sections of seven chapters told by “your humble narrator” Alex In the first section Alex and his teenage gang indulge in “ultra violence” including sexual assault of young girls; in the middle section Alex is in prison and then undergoes a horrific new treatment a sort of aversion therapy; the final section follows him back in the real world rejected by his parents now the puppet of opposing political factions The whole thing is set in a slightly dystopian very near future and explores issues of original sin punishment and revenge free will and the nature of evilOne awful incident involves breaking in to a writer’s house and gang raping his wife who later dies A similar incident happened to Burgess’ first wife though he wasn’t there at the time Writing a fictionalised account from the point of view of the perpetrator is extraordinary charitable cathartic or a complex mixtureThemesWhy is Alex as he is “What I do I do because I like to do” and perhaps there is no that can be said As Alex ponders “this biting of their toe nails over what is the CAUSE of badness is what turns me into a fine laughing malchick They don’t go into the cause of GOODNESS badness is of the self and that self is made by old Bog or God and is his great pride and radosty”Can people like Alex be cured and if so howImprisonment police brutality fire and brimstone don’t work Enter the Ludovico Techniue whereby Alex is injected with emetics before being strapped with his eyelids held open to watch videos of extreme physical and sexual violence He becomes conditioned to be unable to commit such acts or even to watch or think about them This raises uestions than it solves The prison governor prefers the old “eye for an eye” but has to give in to the new idea of making bad people good “The uestion is whether such a techniue can really make a man good Goodness comes from within Goodness is something chosen When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man” The chaplain has doubts too “Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him” On the other hand by consenting to the treatment Alex is in an indirect way choosing to be goodThe techniue or torture is promoted as making Alex “sane” and “healthy” so that he can be “a free man” but although he is released from prison he remains imprisoned by the power of the techniue even to the extent that the music he loves now makes him sick because it was playing in the background and his inability to defend himself means he becomes a victimDo the ends justify the meansDr Brodsky thinks so “We are not concerned with motive with the higher ethics We are only concerned with cutting down crime” However if it wears off it will all have been for nothingRedemptionThe possibility of redemption is a common thread reaching its peak in this final chapter Burgess was raised as a Catholic educated in Catholic schools but lost his faith aged sixteen He continued to have profound interest in religious ideas though as explained here The final chapter omitted from US editions of the book until 1986 and also the film feels incongruously optimistic in some ways but by suggesting the true answer as to what will cure delinuency is maturity it might be thought the most pessimistic chapter Is teen violence an inevitable cycle something people grow into and then out of when they start to see their place in the bigger picture And if so is that acceptable to society Language Nadsat SlangA distinctive feature of the book is the Nadsat slang that Alex and his droogs use “nadsat” is the Russian suffix for “teen” – see here Burgess invented it from Russian with a bit of Cockney rhyming slang and Malay because real teen slang is so ephemeral the book would uickly seem dated otherwise He wanted the book published without a glossary and it is written so carefully that the meaning is usually clear and becomes progressively so as you become accustomed to it “a bottle of beer frothing its gulliver off and a horrorshow rookerful of like plum cake” and “There’s only one veshch I reuire having my malenky bit of fun with real droogs” Where an English word is used literally and metaphorically the Nadsat one is too; for example “viddy” is used to see with one’s eyes and to understand someone’s point The skill of carefully used context makes Russian based Nadsat much easier to follow than the dialect of Riddley Walker see my review HERE even though the latter is based on mishearings of English To be fair the whole of Riddley Walker is written in dialect whereas in Clockwork Orange it's conventional English with a generous smattering of slangWhere the meaning isn't immediately obvious or is merely vague you go with the flow until it seeps into your consciousness much as would happen if you were dropped into an environment where you had no language in common with anyone else It's another way of sucking the reader into Alex's world and his gang Nadsat lends a mesmerising and poetic aspect to the text that is in sharp contrast to the revulsion invoked by some of the things Alex does tolchocking a starry veck doesn’t sound nearly as bad as beating an old man into a pulp Nadsat acts as a protective veil In the film this effect is somewhat diluted because you SEE these actsThe book was like published in 1962 and Alex freuently uses “like” as an interjection as I did earlier in this sentence – something that has become uite a common feature of youth speak in recent times What happened in between I wonderOther than that much of what Alex says has echoes of Shakespeare and the King James Bible “Come gloopy bastard thou art Think thou not on them” and “If fear thou hast in thy heart o brother pray banish it forthwith” and “Fear not He canst taketh care of himself verily” There is always the painful contrast of beautiful language describing unpleasant and horrific thingsSimilarly the repetition of a few phrases is almost liturgical Alex addresses his readers as “oh my brothers” which is unsettling if I’m one of his brothers am I in some way complicit or at least condoning what he does Another recurring phrase is “What’s it going to be then eh” It is the opening phrase of each section and used several times in the first chapter of each sectionMusicBurgess was a composer as well as a writer and Alex has a passion for classical music especially “Ludwig van” This may be partly a ploy to make the book ageless than if he loved for example Buddy Holly but importantly it’s another way of creating dissonance a deep appreciation of great art is not “supposed” to coexist with mindless delinuency Alex has lots of small speakers around his room so “I was like netted and meshed in the orchestra” and the music is his deepest joy “Oh bliss bliss and heaven I lay all nagoy to the ceiling sloshing the sluice of lovely sounds Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh” The treatment destroys this pleasure with dramatic resultsHorror and Beauty Sympathy for a VillainUltimately I think Alex is sympathetic villain he has a seductive exuberance and charm and although he does horrific things when awful things are done to him sympathy flows Yes there are horrors in this book but there is beauty too and so much to think about The ends of the book justify the means of its execution even if the same is not true of what happens in the story BrilliantJabberwock in NadsatThanks to Forrest for finding this brilliant hybridthe