A Clockwork Orange: Review of Book and Firm Version
In A Clockwork Orange, Alex, the narrator and the main
the story of his teenage years, starting at fifteen.
He begins his tale
leader of a small gang that spends its evenings pillaging and wreaking
the town until the gang mutinies and "Your Humble Narrator," as Alex
himself, is caught by the police.
From there, Alex travels to State
Jail 84F to
serve 14 years, but receives an offer from "the Government" which
undergoing experimental treatment in return for early release.
seems to him an opportunity, but is horrified by the "cure" he endures.
"good" Alex that is released unto the world is depressed, frustrated,
although no longer violent.
A radical political group then exploits him
example of the cruelty of "the Government."
This faction tries to force
suicide in order to gain a martyr, but Alex's attempt fails and he is
back to health and his natural mental state by the Government, who in
comes out on top.
Alex, whose last name is not mentioned in the book, is a
aggressive teenager of fifteen, who is the leader of a four-person gang.
truly enjoys violence, reveling in the sight of blood or weapons.
of hate is not simply a rebellious emotion, but as he explains, it is
nature, and he could not change it if he wanted to.
Despite his passion
what most see as ugly and disgusting, Alex does have a great
classical music, especially Beethoven.
Alex's main conflicts are both external and internal.