Clockwork Orange Study Guides

  • A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange introduces teenage Alex, who lives in a world that fears him. Gangs run amok and violently beat, rape, and destroy for fun in this future dystopian Britain; however, this all changes for Alex when he is arrested and sentenced to endure the revolutionary rehabilitation technique of brainwashing. No longer able to commit violence without being physically sick, Alex is now defenseless in a world tailor-made for delinquency. His plight brings up questions of morality and ethics, exploring the grey areas of punishment as related to free will.

  • A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange is a film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel by Anthony Burgess. The film follows Alex, a psychopathic young man who roams the streets for adventure, raping women and stealing. Eventually Alex is sent to prison and later given the opportunity to participate in a psychological experiment that will condition him to abhor evil. After the agonizing experiment, Alex is released into the world where he has great trouble integrating with society. The film deals with the relationship between psychology, morality and societal conventions.