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A Clockwork Orange Essay | Critical Essay #3

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Critical Essay #3

In the following essay, Rabinovitz explores the dichotomies that coexist within the protagonist in Burgess's Clockwork Orange.

In his most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess explores a number of interesting issues such as free will, the meaning of violence, and a cyclical theory of history. Resolving these issues, however, is complicated by an extraneous factor: the American editions of the novel lack Burgess' original conclusion and end with what is the penultimate chapter of the first English edition.

A good summary of the deleted section is provided by Burgess himself:

In the final chapter of the British edition, Alex is already
growing up. He has a new gang, but he's tired
of leading it; what he really wants is to have a son of
his own—the libido is being tamed and turned
social—and the first thing he now has to do is to find...



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