Not only is the slang intriguing and creative but the central theme is somewhat obscure but very relevant burgess proposes this idea of a clockwork orange meaning something that is and looks organic but has internal workings of a machine ie no free will. A clockwork orange is a dystopian satirical black comedy novel by english writer anthony burgess published in 1962 it is set in a near future english society featuring a subculture of extreme youth violence. This classical book written by the recognized author anthony burgess a clockwork orange is a futuristic novel about violence and how people have the power to change this novel is based on the protagonist alex which lives in a futuristic and complex society where violence is widely present. A clockwork orange is anthony burgesss most famous novel and its impact on literary musical and visual culture has been extensive the novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state the punishment of young criminals and the possibility or otherwise of redemption. In anthony burgess s a clockwork orange burgess creates a gloomy future full of violence rape and destruction in this dystopian novel burgess does a fantastic job of constantly changing the readers allegiance toward the books narrator and main character alex writing in a foreign language burgess makes the reader feel like an outsider
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