"A Clockwork Orange" Book Review by Writing Specialists

"A Clockwork Orange"
An analysis of the concept of freewill, as described in the novel "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess.
# 92204 | 1,318 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 16, 2007 in Literature (English) , Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Therapies) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses the book "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess. The paper discusses the concepts and issues presented in the book, specifically whether man consists of good and evil and whether he has freewill. It then discusses whether man's freewill can overcome conditioning and make him the man he never really was in the first place. The paper discusses the story in the book and concludes that man should be able to maintain his own freewill without interference from others.

From the Paper:

"The aversion therapy consists of Alex's exposure to videos of constant violence, crimes similar to those Alex committed with his pals. The scenes of violence are then paired with overwhelming nausea, meaning that if Alex performs violence himself, he will become deathly ill. Alex is then released into the world, considered to be a reformed man, no longer capable of the horrors which had previously defined his life."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bourneuf, Annie. SparkNote on A Clockwork Orange. 12 Feb. 2006 <http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/clockworkorange/>.
  • Thrill, S. A Clockwork Orange St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture 2002 Gale Group
  • Walker, A. The winding road to a clockwork orange. Evening Standard (London), Mar 1, 2000
  • Jackson, K. Clockwork Orange Independent, The (London), Dec 2, 1999 by Kevin Jackson
  • Cohen, Alexander. Clockwork Orange and the Aestheticization of Violence, UC Berkley Film Studies Program. Accessed via the World Wide Web on 11 Feb 2006 http://cinemaspace.berkeley.edu/Cinema_Beyond/C_B.lectures/ClockworkOrange/Benj_CultIndustr_Clckwrk.html

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