A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange “Eat this sweetish segment or spit it out. You are free.” -Anthony Burgess Anthony Burgess has been heralded as one of the greatest literary geniuses of the twentieth century. Although Burgess has over thirty works of published literature, his most famous is A Clockwork Orange. Burgess’s novel is a futuristic look at a Totalitarian government. The main character, Alex, is an “ultra-violent” thief who has no problem using force against innocent …

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…the mutual responsibility of God and the individual to reach moral perfection; the one giving moral freedom and removing original sin and the other rightly exercising the freedom to include acceptance of God’s forgiveness for willful sin (Hausey). “That’s what it’s going to be then, brothers, as I come to the like end of this tale,” and Alex grows up and becomes morally responsible. He is no longer a human clockwork orange.