A Clockwork Orange

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  • Created by: chloe
  • Created on: 29-04-13 19:03
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  • Key Ideas - Punishment v Rehabilitation; free will, good v evil, isolation or alienation, growing up; coming of age; the nature of power and authority
    • Structure
      • Symmetrical
        • part 1 and part 3 mirror each other
          • part 2 alex's identity is lost and he is isolated/ imprisoned
        • each section starts with "what's it going to be then eh?"
      • 3 parts; 7 chapters each
    • Imagery & Symbolism
      • milk
      • religious
    • Narrative Technique
      • Language
        • nadsat
        • direct address to reader; he assumes we are on his side
        • childish language -> alex's immaturity, naiveity
      • 1st person narative
        • narrator is main character: Alex
          • invites us to sympathise with him (maybe despite ourselves)
            • sharing his thoughts & opinions
              • but only have his point of view
                • reliability?
    • Setting
      • near future distopian
      • pt 1 and pt 3 are mirrored
      • pt 2 :  he is physically isolated in prison
    • characters & characterisation
      • Alex
        • it's through alex's behaviour and experiences that the key ideas are explored
        • Main
      • Other Characters
        • his parents
        • important either in way they affect alex or influence what happens to him
          • his droogs, f alexander etc
  • beginnings & ending
    • Structure
      • Symmetrical
        • part 1 and part 3 mirror each other
          • part 2 alex's identity is lost and he is isolated/ imprisoned
        • each section starts with "what's it going to be then eh?"
      • 3 parts; 7 chapters each

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