Alex is then chosen by the government to undergo an experimental new "Ludovico’s Technique." In exchange for his freedom, Alex would partake in this experiment that was to cure him of all the evil inside of him and all that was bad. Alex is given injections and made to watch films of rape, violence, and war and the mixture of these images and the drugs cause him to associate feelings of panic and nausea with violence. He is released after two weeks of the treatment and after a few encounters with past victims finds himself at the home of a radical writer who is strongly opposed to the new treatment the government has subjected him to. Ironically, this writer was also a victim of Alex’s but does not recognize him. This writer believes that this method robs the recipient of freedom of choice and moral decision, therefore depriving him of being a human at all.
Then the man heard about an experimental drug called Krebiozen, which was in the process of being tested. He insisted on being included in the experimental trials. His doctors, feeling he had nothing to lose and would soon be dead anyway, out of compassion greed to give him the experimental drug. To their amazement, the man's tumors soon began to shrink dramatically and he was discharged from the hospital. Two months later, the man read news accounts of the research on Krebiozen that reported serious doubts with the drug.
He has a character slope." The villain inside takes over quickly once awoken out of necessity, as if it had always been a part of him, resting in a state of hibernation until Walt’s life is drastically altered by the devastating news of his impending death from cancer. In as early as the first three episodes, Walter is already dealing with the unethical expenses of his new business, namely the expense of human lives. The attempt at starting work in an RV lab and selling a batch of methamphetamines with his DEA-evading former chemistry student, Jesse Pinkman, puts Walter in a position of using violence to protect himself. When he throws red phosphorous into a pan while being held at gunpoint, Walter is aware that his action may cause two deaths.
He wakes up in a hospital where he is eventually cured of this horrible treatment done on him. He then joins another gang and he causes some havoc but not like before. He runs into an old gang member of his who got married at 19 and he soon realized that he has grown up. He thinks about his future life goals and what he hopes to amount to.
Imagine having stolen, raped, and even murdered all at the age of 15. The new canon of dark literature and controversy has finally hit the stage. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess written in 1962 could only be described in the old cockney expression “queer as a clockwork orange”. Meaning it is bizarre internally, but appears natural on the surface. The story begins with the protagonist and narrator Alex a 15-year-old boy, who sets the bar for the most cold-blooded and callous characters of literature.
Thomas tries to break up Sam and Ann Marie’s marriage because Thomas wants what Sam has, his wife, family, home and his life. Thomas tells Ann Marie that Sam is having an... ... middle of paper ... ...or something and feels better about it even though he has to go back to prison. He feels like everything has been an accident, the lies and the lies he covered up for the lies he told to his wife and family about his past and his life in general. Sam writes a memoir and a novel about an arsonist guide in prison while he serves for 20 years. In conclusion, the real crimes and mystery in this novel are Arson and murder.
Like most of Burgess’ other novels, A Clockwork Orange explores the conflicts between good and evil, the spirit and the flesh (Galens). The novel- a satire detailing the violent exploits of a futuristic gang - was published in 1962, and is narrated in Nadsat - a language pasted together from Russian and American slang - by fifteen year old Alex. The original American edition of A Clockwork Orange came out without the last chapter. In the Americanized version, there were only twenty chapters, as opposed to the twenty-one - a number that signifies adulthood. This chapter was cut out due to the fact that the publisher thought it was too sentimental (Galens).
This goes on until eventually Alex’s Droogs betray him and Alex ends up going to jail. After two years in, Jail Alex thinks he finds a “Get out of Jail Free” card, when in reality he is used as a guinea pig in what is called Ludovico’s Technique. During this time he is forced to watch horrific killings and raping’s with his favorite Beethoven symphony playing in the background
After his release, Minor traveled to London where he shot a man dead due to his paranoid delusions. Minor was sentenced an insane asylum and he spent the majority of the next thirty-eight years reading and secretly volunteering for the Oxford English Dictionary. James Murray, editor of the dictionary, eventually discovered Minor’s identity and they soon became close friends. Although Minor religiously read and acquired new knowledge, his mental condi... ... middle of paper ... ... the Madman, I have learned that redemption is possible, even given the most hopeless circumstances. After Minor committed a horrible crime, he fell from grace and lost his integrity.
Finally by the time he is thirty ( in the year 2002) he is becoming psychotic and he contemplates suicide but then turns to pep pills to stay awake to prevent dreaming. When he nearly overdoses, his landlord calls a medic who saves him but turns him in for illegal drug use - a minor offense that requires psychiatric therapy. That's how he meets Dr. Haber, the novel's antagonist. Haber, a large, powerful, active man with curly brown hair and beard who prides himself on his professional psychiatric skills and his talent for manipulating his patients (for their own good of course), specializes in sleep disorders and dream research. He occupies a windowless office in a non-descript office building in Portland, Oregon, the setting for the novel.