Init was removed from two Anniston, Alabama libraries, later to be reinstated on a restricted basis. An idiotic and thoroughly gormless member of the gang, persistently condescended to by Alex, but respected to some extent by his droogs for his formidable fighting abilities, his weapon of choice being a length of bike chain.
The boys travel to the countryside with their stolen car, break into a cottage and beat up the man inside before raping his wife while making him watch.
Alex begins his narrative from the Korova, where the boys sit around drinking.
A year later in it was removed from high school classrooms in Westport, Massachusetts over similar concerns with "objectionable" language. After being injected with a substance that makes him dreadfully sick, the doctors force Alex to watch exceedingly violent movies.
He is nicknamed by Alex "prison charlie" or "chaplin", a pun on Charlie Chaplin. The next morning, Alex finds his droogs in a mutinous mood, waiting downstairs in the torn-up and graffitied lobby. A rival of Alex's. At home in his parents' futuristic flat, Alex plays classical music at top volume, which he describes as giving him orgasmic bliss before falling asleep.
Alex and his friends spend the rest of their time at the Korova Milkbar, an establishment that serves milk laced with drugs, and a bar called the Duke of New York. Background[ edit ] A Clockwork Orange was written in Hovethen a senescent seaside town.
Burgess was raised as a Catholic, educated in Catholic schools, but lost his faith aged sixteen. Alex's friends "droogs" in the novel's Anglo-Russian slang' Nadsat ' are Dim, a slow-witted bruiser who is the gang's muscle; Georgie, an ambitious second-in-command; and Pete, who mostly plays along as the droogs indulge their taste for ultra-violence.
He is given the name Frank Alexander in the film. A criminal rehabilitation social worker assigned the task of keeping Alex on the straight and narrow. Cutter, however, means "money", because "cutter" rhymes with "bread-and-butter"; this is rhyming slangwhich is intended to be impenetrable to outsiders especially eavesdropping policemen.
The Life and Work of D. Early on in the story, Alex and his droogs battle Billyboy and his droogs, which ends abruptly when the police arrive.
He also explained the title in response to a question from William Everson on the television programme Camera Three in"Well, the title has a very different meaning but only to a particular generation of London Cockneys.
Enter the Ludovico Technique, whereby Alex is injected with emetics before being strapped, with his eyelids held open, to watch videos of extreme physical and sexual violence.
Writing a fictionalised account from the point of view of the perpetrator is extraordinary: Alex leads a small gang of teenage criminals—Dim, Pete, and Georgie—through the streets, robbing and beating men and raping women.
Similarly, the repetition of a few phrases is almost liturgical. One of Alex's doctors explains the language to a colleague as "odd bits of old rhyming slang; a bit of gypsy talk, too.
He continued to have profound interest in religious ideas, though, as explained here. It is a mix of modified Slavic words, rhyming slang and derived Russian like baboochka. He is referred to as the Inferior by Alex. Nadsat The book, narrated by Alex, contains many words in a slang argot which Burgess invented for the book, called Nadsat.
The term's association with aesthetic violence has led to its use in the media. This reflects Alex's age of Can people like Alex be cured, and if so, how.
He wanted the book published without a glossary, and it is written so carefully, that the meaning is usually clear, and becomes progressively so, as you become accustomed to it: The book I am best known for, or only known for, is a novel I am prepared to repudiate: After Alex breaks into her house, she fights with him, ordering her cats to join the melee, but reprimands Alex for fighting them off.
The whole thing is set in a slightly dystopian, very near future and explores issues of original sin, punishment and revenge, free will, and the nature of evil.
After his fellow cellmates blame him for beating a troublesome cellmate to death, he is chosen to undergo an experimental behaviour-modification treatment called the Ludovico Technique in exchange for having the remainder of his sentence commuted.
But the phrase itself I did not make up. The guards are merciless and oppressive, and several of the other prisoners want to rape him. His second explanation was that it was a pun on the Malay word orang, meaning "man. Branom's colleague and co-developer of the Ludovico technique. Writing a fictionalised account from the point of view of the perpetrator is extraordinary: At the American publisher's insistence, Burgess allowed their editors to cut the redeeming final chapter from the U.
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