History Literature / AClockWorkOrange

30th Dec '16 4:14:16 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* NonindicativeName: The name of the novel itself has very little to do with the plot; it's the title of the manuscript Alex's victim's husband is working on when the crime is committed. (And even ''this'' is omitted in the film version.)

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* NonindicativeName: The name of the novel itself has very little to do with the plot; it's the title of the manuscript Alex's victim's husband is working on when the crime is committed.committed; Alex reads a paragraph of it (the story appearing to be similar to the plot of the movie) before tearing it up. (And even ''this'' is omitted in the film version.)
30th Dec '16 4:12:41 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* NonindicativeName: The name of the novel itself has very little to do with the plot; it's the title of the manuscript Alex's victim's husband is working on when the crime is committed. (And even ''this'' is omitted in the film version.)
30th Nov '16 4:13:09 AM Ea4g
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* TitleDrop: A brief paragraph of singing that doubles as [[AnAesop The Aesop]]
--> ''Do not be a clockwork orange,\\
Freedom has a lovely voice.\\
Here is good, and there is evil - \\
Look on both, then take your choice.\\
Sweet in juice and hue and aroma,\\
Let's not be changed to fruit machines\\
Choice is free but seldom easy - \\
That's what human freedom means!''
22nd Oct '16 7:48:40 AM PrincessGwen
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** After being carried into the writer's home by the bodyguard, and explaining to him what had happened, the writer suddenly exclaimed "I know you!" But it's because he recognized Alex's picture in the papers that morning, rather then recognizing him as the rapist of his wife.

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** After being carried into the writer's home by the bodyguard, and explaining to him what had happened, the writer suddenly exclaimed "I know you!" But it's because he recognized Alex's picture in the papers that morning, rather then than recognizing him as the rapist of his wife.
14th Oct '16 3:13:12 AM Korodzik
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* BlackAndGrayMorality

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* BlackAndGrayMoralityBlackAndGrayMorality: Alex himself is one hell of a bastard, but there aren't really many better people in the novel. There are some "good" people (Alex's parents, the chaplain, etc.) but they never actually ''do'' anything, whether out of fear or weakness.



* TheLudovicoTechnique: Used on Alex to "cure" his violent tendencies. TropeNamer.



** After Alex's release from prison he has many, but a truly epic one for him is when he gets rescued from an attack by two coppers. Said coppers [[spoiler: are some of his old gang members]].

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** After Alex's release from prison he has many, but a truly epic one for him is when he gets rescued from an attack by two coppers. Said coppers [[spoiler: are some one of his old gang members]].members... and the leader of the enemy gang]].
30th Sep '16 4:16:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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''A Clockwork Orange'' is a 1962 novella by Anthony Burgess. It was adapted into a 1971 film by Creator/StanleyKubrick. In a {{dystopi|a}}c future where [[TeenageWasteland street crime is rampant and youths are uncontrollable]], teenage sociopath Alex and his friends [[TeensAreMonsters prowl the night spreading terror and destruction wherever they go]]. By daybreak, Alex returns home to his [[AdultsAreUseless vapid parents]], who turn a blind eye to his activities, and enjoys his second favorite thing in the world: classical music. On one particular night, his gang brutalizes some people they find on the street, then steal a sports car and drive out to an isolated mansion to torture and rape the resident couple. They finish the night off at their local watering hole, where they sip milk laced with narcotics.

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''A Clockwork Orange'' is a 1962 novella by Anthony Burgess. It was adapted into a 1971 film by Creator/StanleyKubrick. In a {{dystopi|a}}c future where [[TeenageWasteland street crime is rampant and youths are uncontrollable]], teenage sociopath Alex and his friends [[TeensAreMonsters prowl the night spreading terror and destruction wherever they go]]. By daybreak, Alex returns home to his [[AdultsAreUseless vapid parents]], who turn a blind eye to his activities, and enjoys his second favorite thing in the world: classical music. On one particular night, his gang brutalizes some people they find on the street, then steal a sports car and drive out to an isolated mansion to torture and rape the resident couple. They finish the night off at their local watering hole, where they sip milk laced with narcotics.



For tropes specific to the movie, see ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.

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It was adapted into a 1971 film by Creator/StanleyKubrick. For tropes specific to the movie, see ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.
28th Sep '16 11:57:45 AM Korodzik
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* RefrainFromAssuming: The Ludovico treatment doesn't exist in RealLife. It was created by this novel.
24th Aug '16 5:17:08 PM DarkHunter
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** Within the book itself, it is used as a metaphor for the brainwashing procedure: a criminal who is conditioned to be sickened by violence is as unnatural as a clockwork orange... a machine imitating life, but not alive itself. A clockwork orange would be an utterly useless contraption (you can't eat it)... So too would the human robbed of free will be useless as a human being.

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** Within the book itself, it is used as a metaphor for the brainwashing procedure: a criminal who is conditioned to be sickened by violence is as unnatural as a clockwork orange... a machine imitating life, but not alive itself. A clockwork orange would be an utterly useless contraption (you can't eat it)...it, but oranges are only worth anything if they can be eaten)... So too would the human robbed of free will be useless as a human being.
6th Jul '16 4:57:40 PM kidlitfan
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** Meta-example: quite a few lewdies who've read the bookiwook
started govoreeting in nadsat talk, right right right?

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** Meta-example: quite a few lewdies who've read the bookiwook
bookiwook started govoreeting in nadsat talk, right right right?
6th Jul '16 4:55:30 PM kidlitfan
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** Meta-example: quite a few lewdies who've read the book started govoreeting in nadsat talk, right right right?

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** Meta-example: quite a few lewdies who've read the book bookiwook
started govoreeting in nadsat talk, right right right?
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