A Clockwork Orange Essay: The Future Dystopia
A Clockwork Orange is an anti-utopian novel, describing an imminent future in a stately supervised country. The hero Alex revolts against the state using violence and is therefore locked up. Later he is turned into a harmless subject without free will, incapable of committing any crime.
Burgess paints a future outlook of a land that is still committed to democracy, yet has already adapted radical methods facing youth criminality. There are several indications leading to the supposition that the general form of the government is a socialist one, e.g. the teenage slang called Nadsat which handles chiefly Russian vocabulary, streets named after personalities like Yuri …show more content…
This is furthermore a severe satire, for the main occupation of the government exists in fighting the problem it previously has created. Burgess on the one side criticizes the state but on the other side the persons and groups opposed to it. To begin with there is a legal oppositional party which seems to cooperate with the government. Then we notice the prison chaplain who frankly expresses his