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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel based on Anthony Burgess’ personal experiences with juvenile delinquency and youth gangs in 1960’s England. Protagonist Alex narrates his Ultra-Violent exploits committed as a teenager, before being betrayed to state authorities by his droogs (lackeys) and becoming the first victim of an experimental reclamation programme known as the ‘Ludovico Technique’. Burgess employs a wide array of literary devices including tone, biblical allusion and imagery to capture our protagonist’s 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…

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  • Essay On Agent Orange

    as many as 2 million people are suffering from cancer or other illness." The U.S. used Agent Orange as a strategy to open up the Vietnam jungle so tanks and APC's could take part in operations. When the U.S. sprayed Agent Orange, they didn't realize how much it would effect U.S. soldiers, the Vietnamese people, and the Vietnam environment. Agent Orange caused many diseases like AL Amyloidosis, Chronic B-cell Leukemias, and Hodgkin's Disease. Many Veterans and Vietnamese people from the Vietnam…

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  • Agent Orange In Vietnam

    Agent Orange Having spent 10 weeks in Vietnam, I felt a personal connection to Agent Orange as well as the effects it had on the country. This connection is what motivated my research and my desire to bring attention to the subject. Agent Orange was an herbicide used during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. It was used by the United States military who intended to gain an advantage in the war by spraying the chemical over the dense jungles of Vietnam. The military hoped that this would deprive the…

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  • Agent Orange Nursing

    coverage under the Agent Orange Act that had been developed in 1991. This act was developed for the veterans who are disabled with health conditions directly linked to the exposure of Agent Orange. Advocates of Veteran’s rights enabled the enactment of this bill, which allows nurses to offer better care to Agent Orange patients. Nurses become patient advocates every day when they put on their uniform and offer care to patients. They will fight for their patient to make sure they receive the best…

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  • A Clockwork Orange Analysis

    Detroit: Gale, 1998. Student Resources in Context. Web. 10 Mar. 2012. "Anthony Burgess." Newsmakers. Detroit: Gale, 1994. Student Resources in Context. Web. 10 Mar. 2012. Banks, Gordon. “Kubrick’s Psychopaths.” Society and Human Nature in Stanley Kubrick’s Films. July 4, 2010. Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. W.W. Norton & Company Inc. New York: 1962. Burgess, Anthony. “Introduction.” A Clockwork Orange. W.W. Norton & Company Inc. New York: 1962. Clune, Anne. "Anthony Burgess."…

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  • Conflict In A Clockwork Orange

    It is inevitable to experience a series of conflicts throughout life. Anthony Burgess portrays different types of conflicts that Alex goes through in the novel “A Clockwork Orange”. Although the book depicts significantly horrific events, every human can relate to the overarching problems that Alex faces. The idea about being a good or bad person frequently arises throughout the novel. As Alex is out with his buddies causing chaos in the town, he starts to contemplate the choice of being…

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  • A Clockwork Orange And The Monk

    gains begrudged sympathy and an extent of understanding from the reader that separates itself from the concept of the antagonist. Despite belonging to two different literary eras, and being published more than a century apart from one another, Matthew Lewis’ The Monk and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess both present their main characters, Father Ambrosio and Alex DeLarge, to be the…

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  • Agent Orange Herbicide Essay

    force launched Operation Ranch Hand. This operation called for the use of over 19 million gallons of Agent Orange to be dumped on to the forests in Vietnam to expose the Viet Cong soldiers below. Not only did vast amounts of foliage die, but the chemical lead to birth defects, cancer, and skin rashes for soldiers and civilians who came in contact with it. Operation Ranch Hand Initiated.) Many still argue today that Agent Orange was not linked to these health issues. Due to the extreme increase…

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  • A Clockwork Orange Film Analysis

    A dystopian society is one in which the government enforces a certain lifestyle upon its people without giving them a choice to live their lives otherwise. Their main goal is to control everyone and make them conform to these expectations. This type of futuristic society was created by Anthony Burgess in his novel A Clockwork Orange. In the book, the reader can identify one main theme; the importance of free will. The reader is taken through the book by 15-year-old Alex whom along with his…

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  • Character Analysis: The Clockwork Orange

    “Am I just to be a clockwork orange?” is the quote the entire book, The Clockwork Orange focuses around. It shows the yearning of all humans to be able to think for themselves and make their own decisions. The Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess uses the main character, Alex, to express the significance of individual freedom in contrast to doing what is right. Throughout the book, Alex is put through many ordeals that leave him inquiring whether it is better to have no choice in his…

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