A Clockwork Orange Compared To The Somali Child Soldiers

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In the novel A Clockwork Orange Alex the protagonist comes in contact with a lot of people who try to change who he is. On one hand we have P.R. Deltoid who tries to talk reason to him trying to change him by talking to him, on the other hand we have Dr. Brodsky who attempts to change him through a more primitive more violent way. It is ironic that the new way how to “cure” Alex’s urges is to show him violence. Even in the time in which A Clockwork Orange is set it is controversial. The so called Ludovico technique is controversial as it takes away the choice of being “good” and instead forces Alex to submit to the pain and to surrender to what is happening to him. Before Alex is given off ...view middle of the document...

It is interesting how the Somali kids don’t know that their drinks are spiked whilst Alex deliberately asks to get his milk spiked.

The image from the street artist Banksy shows very clearly shows the propaganda we see through the news in Clockwork Orange the people gain their news through the newspaper, the news in the book is slow whilst Alex "released" his parents didn't know of this which might be because the government might want to reread what is being told the public as to check if there is anything wrong. in the image we see a newspaper booth with "Bush proclaims a victory" on the front cover, where the street artist wrote in it "LIES". Showing any pedestrians walking by that he does not agree with the news that is imposed on him and that he thinks that it is all made up. When Alex was cured for the first time turning him into a "good" the people against the government wanted Alex to commit suicide as with this the government would be seen in a bad light and most likely something would change but because the government then changed him bach the governments reputation was rebuilt.

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