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    The Need for Nadsat in A Clockwork Orange

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    languages such as Russian, German, and French, Burgess created a language known as Nadsat.  Nadsat is influenced by Russian, German, English, Cockney Slang, and it also contains invented slang. The language has a poetic feel to it and Burgess' writing contains context clues that help the reader determine what the unknown language means.  The history of what led to Burgess' ideas for the novel explains the history of Nadsat because it points out the need for a fictitious language. A Clockwork Orange

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    Alex is removed, and the perspective on the Clockwork world revealed through Nadsat, the language Alex speaks, is lost. However, this does not mean that the movie is less effective than, or an inferior medium to the novel. The main drive of the story remains in the movie form: Kubrick utilizes the means, such as a musical score and the visual dimension, unique to the dramatic genre to find ways around the loss of Nadsat and first person narration. He also tries to maintain the twisted sense of humor

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    Book Analysis of A Clockwork Orange

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    Book Analysis of A Clockwork Orange The violent main character of this story, Alex, goes on a moral journey. It is written as a personal recounting of events in a very straight-to-the-point manner. Alex seems to describe things very well, but without emotion. He starts off drinking milk laced with drugs in a milk bar with his three “droogs”. The fashion of the time is for adolescents to do whatever they want, as careless adults are usually the victims of this “ultra-violence”. After a night

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    A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange In "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess, the main charater is Alex. He is a teenager and he lives with his parent. He is the leader of a gang that consists of his friends Pete, Dim, Georgie and of course him self. It´s a very violent gang, and they enjoy to beat up and to rape other people. Alex is a well known kriminal by the police, but he hasn´t been to prison yet. One day when the gang is hanging at the Korona Milkbar, Alex hits Dim. Dim is really big and strong, so he

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    A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess

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    “Nasdat, a Russianfied version of English was meant to muffle the raw response...It turns the book into a linguistic adventure. People preferred the film because they are scared, rightly, of language.” (3) Though many people are afraid of language and Nadsat may seem f... ... middle of paper ... ...York: Norton, 1986. Print. Gilchrist, Sophie. Free Will In A Clockwork Orange. Tech. no. HIST - 303. N.p., 30 May 2012. Web. . Gintis, Herbert, Joseph Henrich, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, and Ernst Fehr

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    A Clockwork Orange

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    Burgess takes us into the future where violent criminals are forced to be “good,” and introduces us to Alex, a young teen who engages in a life of rape, ultra-violence, and Beethoven with his “droogs,” or friends, and talks in the slang language of “nadsat.” He goes through various phases in his life, evolving into a more mature level of thinking; each of these phases can be seen as clockwork orange. What makes this novel so realistic however, is how real Alex really is and how each of his phases into

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    the banning of the book. Burgess uses a type of writing style that is completely different from most, because his use of a made up language Called nadsat.” Perhaps the most interesting thing about the book is language. Alex thinks and speaks in “nadsat” vocabulary of the future, remarkable by Burgess of several hundred words.” (Hyman 25). The nadsat language seems almost impossible to understand at first but Burgess uses his word d... ... middle of paper ... ...ckwork orange is one of the many

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    A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgees (written 1962) 1, Summary: The story is set in the seventies. The leading character and also the narrator is Alex, a very violent and cruel 15 year old boy. He and his friends Georgie, Pete and Dim murder, rob, torture and rape for fun. Alex is the leader of their gang. Alex and his friends arrive at an old cottage in the countryside and play a trick. Dim pretends to be wounded and an ambulance is very necessary. The trick works out, when the women opens the door

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    Anthony Burgess via Alex DeLarge Psychoanalysis is based on the idea that literature is an extension of the conscious and subconscious mind. In a novel, the emotions of an author are manifested as a story of a protagonist and his world. The protagonist is created as the author’s persona, and the setting of the story parallels events from the author’s past. In Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, the protagonist Alex DeLarge is a direct projection of Burgess’s psyche. Analysis of Burgess’s

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    The Need for Brutality in A Clockwork Orange

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    lures two ten-year-old girls to his room, gets them drunk and rapes them to a backdrop of Beethoven's Ninth (Burgess, Orange 50-54). Although laden with violence, the novel is not intensely graphic; abrasive episodes are softened by the use of Nadsat, a teen argot of the author's own design. As a Stanley Kubrick film, however, Orange is an immediate shocker. The lack of a linguistic cushion, as well as the necessity to show on-stage v... ... middle of paper ... ..., Geoffrey.  Anthony Burgess: 

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