The Violence Of Youth In Burgess's A Clockwork Orange
Throughout the rough biographical sketch given, certain points in may be selected in which events in Burgess's life can be shown to have heavy influence on A Clockwork Orange. Burgess published A Clockwork Orange in 1962, a time in
England that was marked with a great amount of crime and very violent youths.
Burgess himself had once cited this setting as the source of, or at least …show more content…
Enderby falls in love with the actress that plays the part of 'the Dark Lady', April Egar. When his love is not returned, Enderby deal with the pain by drinking excessively. In the end,
Enderby's play was a huge success, but Enderby never wins the heart of April
(Burgess Enderby's Dark Lady). For example, the previously mentioned beating of Burgess's wife Lynne influenced Enderby's Dark Lady, as well as A Clockwork Orange. In the book,
Enderby's Dark Lady, Enderby's wife was savagely beaten, and raped in the violent streets of England, much like Lynne was beaten (Encyclopedia Americana
80). This also displays a parallel to the turbulent times in England in which
Burgess wrote many of his novels (Baldwin 8). Throughout the book, Enderby's Dark Lady, Enderby constantly tries to find a place to express his creative talent in the field of theatrical directing. He is unsuccessful in England, and is forced to go across an ocean to find a place to display his work. This is much like the difficulty Burgess had finding someone to publish his work (Roger 55). As mentioned before, Burgess always had a great interest in music.
Burgess even taught himself how to compose music and play the