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    Mister Socrates by Choi Jin-won Choi Jin-won directs and pens ‘’Mister Socrates’’, a not typical gangster film but a movie which combines comedy, crime, drama and social commentary. The main character is Ku Dong-Hyeok (Kim Rae-won), who is a high-school drop-out and low-level thug. He shows no respect to other people, he has no ethics and he just loves to beat people. One night, while he reports the accidental murder of a friend of his by another friend, he gets kidnaped by a gang. He is kept in an abandoned for ages school and under the supervision of Bum-pyo (Kang Shin-il) he goes a rigid training and study. The purpose of the brutal study and training is to become a police officer after passing the GED tests and the police recruitment tests. The hindmost purpose of all these is to become a homicide police officer and be the mole and the connecting link between the gang and the police. ‘’Mister Socrates’’ stands out from other gangster movies in terms of the allegories and symbolism. One of my personal favorite allegory is the use of Newton's three Laws of Motion. The law of inertia, the law of accelaration and the law of action-reaction that facilitate the symbolism of different phases and conditions of life. The character of Ku Dong-hyeok portrayed excellently by Kim Raw-won, is quite interesting. He has a twisted perception of giving someone a lesson which is only by beating them up. This is also the reason that he agrees to become a police officer since as a police…

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    happen to them. This can be a comparison to the friction between the two age groups that was happening in reality. This generation gap in the 60s had older people thinking the youths were out of control and had radical beliefs. In addition the conflict between the two groups, the language used in the book also can be compared to the generation gap. The book uses a language called nadsat, which draws influence from many languages, especially Russian. The word nadsat is translates roughly to…

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    A Clockwork Orange

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    progressive transformation from psychopathy to forced pacifism to adulthood. Though Alex’s initial psychopathy is evident from his Ultra-Violent perpetrations, this characterisation is heightened by the irreverent, matter-of-fact and occasionally whimsical tone with which he narrates his crimes. This tone is achieved through the use of ‘Nadsat’ in Part One of A Clockwork Orange, a Russian-derived argot prominent in gruesome descriptions such as “tolchock[ing] (hitting) some old veck (man) in an…

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    Speech #1 Edward R. Murrow, a CBS reporter and war correspondent delivered a report from Buchenwald, Germany on April 16, 1945. He delivered this dialect upon seeing the atrocities committed by the Germans towards the Jews. He addresses the American people, describing the scene he had witnessed at this labor camp, which he found the scene to be so unbelievable that he is rendered speechless many times through out his speech. Murrow’s outrage is so apparent through-out his account, that it is…

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    Hayden Jackson Ms. Carter ENG3U-01 4 May 2015 Sociopathic Tendencies in Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange It is known that A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is a very disturbing book and does not have the best reputation out there in terms of books. But this is a very good book that teaches you to go outside the norm to create a truly gripping and stunning story. In this book Burgess introduces the character Alex DeLarge; a 15 year old boy who enjoys all the worst things a young boy can…

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    A Clockwork Orange

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    A Clockwork Orange, a 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess, is a dramatic and eccentric tale of self-discovery, and coming to the understanding of the meaning of life. One of the largest themes presented within the novel, is the necessity of having some kind of commitment in life. According to the narrator, psychopathic delinquent Alex, the majority of the adults within Britain during the events of the novel are almost completely assumed by apathy. They constantly are spoon-fed all of the information…

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    of his brain tumor diagnosis led him to write five novels in one year (1960), hoping that the publishing of his work would provide for his wife after he passed. Burgess later learned that his condition was misdiagnosed. No matter the misdiagnosis, Burgess continued to write, and over his lifetime wrote nearly 40 novels. Surprisingly, Burgess does not claim A Clockwork Orange as one of his best works, yet the story lives on. This novel covers a variety of pressing topics and was inspired by…

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    A Clockwork Orange Analysis

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    The book has 21 chapters, which, as Burgess explained in the introduction, “…is symbolic of human maturity […] since at 21 you get to vote and assume adult responsibility” (“Introduction” x). In the first chapter, we meet Alex as the childish Id. By the end of the book, Alex has embraced the Id, been forced into the Superego, and then relapsed back to the Id. Though he is older, Alex continues to speak the language of the teens, nadsat, which is a bunch of slang that turns words with serious…

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    Few films have replicated the controversy of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971). Created during the ‘Golden age of American Film violence’ between the 1960s and early 1970s and based on the Anthony Burgess novella of the same name. The Orwellian, science-fiction film, catalogues the life and crimes of antagonist Alex Delarge; a young, violent and hedonistic deliquent with an enthusiastic appreciation for music, specifically German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. Alex’s ‘droogs’, Dim,…

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    Defective of characteristics traditional to the protagonist, the antihero possesses an unscrupulous lack of morality and ardour to achieve the greater good; thus still a protagonist of the narrative, yet serves as a subversion of the traditional hero archetype. Although often the antithesis of the archetypal protagonist, the antihero gains begrudged sympathy and an extent of understanding from the reader that separates itself from the concept of the antagonist. Despite…

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