Books and Movies Reviews

a clockwork orange

The attempt to impose upon man, a creature of growth and capable of sweetness, to ooze jucily at last round the bearded lips of God, to attempt to impose, I say, laws and conditions appropriate to a mechanical creation… or otherwise known as A Clockwork Orange.Your humble narrator, Alex, is the main character in this 1962 classic by Anthony Burgess.Alex is a vicious 15 year-old in this nightmarish version of the future, where the criminals take over after dark.This is a great book for the coming of age teenager who would like to see what happens when you don’t grow up.In telling the this interesting adventure full of chaos and evil, Anthony Burgess shows Alex’s and his friends’ mind set a in a invented slang.The movie, made some time in the 1970s or 80s, is the less than perfect duplication of the novel. In its own way, with its glits and glamour, the movie portrays the book better than most.But what it succeeds in it also fails in.Some of the most important a!
nd intricate parts of the story were either left out, made glamorous by Hollywood, or were shown in a different light that most readers would not find respectable to the book. The movie in comparison to the book shows little of the artistic influence and more of the miscommunication from book to script.
Alex, the central character throughout this devilish novel, is portrayed as a seemingly intelligent and complex individual.He and his three droogs invent a slang that brilliantly renders their social pathology.The novel makes this obvious by even telling the story in this language used to describe the most gruesome and graphic scenes.He is so intelligent to the point where he even understands his friends’ twisted and always evil minds.Their language is made up of Spanish root words, common German phrases, and Old English text from books that has long been extinct.The movie, A Clockwork Orange , shows less of this individual’s complex and intelligen…


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