Books and Movies Reviews

Violence Makes Violence

This novel is short–only being about 180 pages–but looks may
deceive you, or in other words don't judge a book buy its cover or its
thickness. A Clockwork Orange is actually 360 pages because you
have to read between the lines. You may think that the story's theme is
that the future will be filled with horrible decadent violence (that is what
Ifirst thought), but if you read between the lines you will understand
that this book is written for one main purpose, a purpose other than
A Clockwork Orange was written in 1962,story about the future
which was meant to be around 1995 to 2000 (a car used in the story
called a 95′ Durango). A boy about seventeen, Alex the narrator and
main character living in London, rampages about with his ;droogs;
(friends) raping, stealing, beating and even killing people. Alex one day
is caught for murder and jailed but two years later he is luckily freed
twelve years before his sentence ends to take advantage of a new
treatment for violent people like him that he volunteered for. He goes
through the therapy and succeeds and returns back to civilization. He
now becomes sick when he is about to commit a violent or sexual, but
also when the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven plays (a minor defect
from the treatment). Alex is driven to attempt suicide from this defect
because he is locked within a chamber playing this song and does not
accomplish his task. He is hospitalized and returns to his ;ultra-violent;
self while the inhumane treatment does not work because it does not
even give people a choice about being violent.
While Alex helps to present the theme, two different outcomes are
formed. First, Alex goes through a great change from being ;ultra-
violent; to becoming Lamb-chop and then back to being ;ultra-violent;.
Second, the theme defines the major conflict of the story. Although the


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