History Literature / AClockworkOrange

4th Aug '17 6:13:17 AM Sniccups
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It was adapted into a 1971 film by Creator/StanleyKubrick. 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''.''Film.AClockworkOrange''.
25th Jul '17 12:38:46 AM OnTheHillside
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* BrokenAesop: The 21st chapter postulates that sociopathy and violence are natural aspects of being young, but that they're eventually grown out of. It's a little dampened by the fact that the entire latter half of the book sees Alex tortured and brutalized by older people around him.
24th Jun '17 10:11:10 AM nombretomado
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* GenreBusting: According to TheOtherWiki: "A Clockwork Orange is most frequently described as political satire, dystopian science-fiction, black comedy, and crime drama, although its crossover appeal to the horror fan community is unmistakable."

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* GenreBusting: According to TheOtherWiki: Wiki/TheOtherWiki: "A Clockwork Orange is most frequently described as political satire, dystopian science-fiction, black comedy, and crime drama, although its crossover appeal to the horror fan community is unmistakable."
15th Jun '17 6:01:27 AM Juicehead_Baby
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** Though the year is never specified, we know it takes place no earlier than 1995 (or possibly late 1994) from the model year of the sports car Alex and his droogs joyride near the beginning. Since the car is described as being very shiny and desirable the book either takes place close enough to 1995 that it's a hot new model or long enough after that it's become a beloved classic.
8th Jun '17 1:21:21 AM KingClark
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** The 21st chapter shows Alex [[spoiler:matured to the point where he wants to end his violent ways and have a family]]. This after displaying all the signs of a psychopath- deriving joy from causing pain, total disregard for the consequences of his actions, and a complete lack of empathy for others-for the previous 20 chapters.

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** The 21st chapter shows Alex [[spoiler:matured to the point where he wants to end his violent ways and have a family]]. This after displaying all the signs of a psychopath- deriving psychopath--deriving joy from causing pain, total disregard for the consequences of his actions, and a complete lack of empathy for others-for others--for the previous 20 chapters.
12th Mar '17 5:06:01 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AxCrazy: Alex, who throughout the book causes chaos, mayhem and wanton violence simply because it's amusing to him.



* AxCrazy: Alex, who throughout the book causes chaos, mayhem and wanton violence simply because it's amusing to him.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: 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.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: 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.



* FascistButInefficient: The government is portrayed as this.



* FascistButInefficient: The government is portrayed as this.



* IKissYourFoot: A man forces Alex to lick his shoe to prove that he is completely incapable of defending himself as a result of the treatment.



* IKissYourFoot: A man forces Alex to lick his shoe to prove that he is completely incapable of defending himself as a result of the treatment.
9th Feb '17 9:42:09 AM Mdumas43073
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--->-- '''Prison Chaplain'''

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--->-- -->-- '''Prison Chaplain'''
23rd Jan '17 6:02:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* TitleDrop: A brief paragraph of singing that doubles as [[AnAesop The Aesop]]
--> ''Do not be a clockwork orange,\\

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A brief paragraph of singing that doubles as [[AnAesop The Aesop]]
--> ---> ''Do not be a clockwork orange,\\


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** The title of the author's book is "A Clockwork Orange", and states that rules can not be ''enforced'' on man, or he becomes a "clockwork orange", a {{Foreshadow}}ing of Alex's conditioning.
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.)
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