A Clockwork Orange is a dyspepsia nightmarish fantasy of a near-future England, where teenage hooligans neglect the somewhat standing laws of society, and take control of the streets after dark. The novel’s main character, fifteen year old Alex, and his three ‘drools,’ take place in all-night acts of random violence and total destruction.
This dark image Burgess has presented to the reader portrays his view of what he believed would be a potentially realization of what could happen in a situation where children become ravenous, independent savages whom believe fun’ s causing chaos and madness and inflicting brutal damage to others without thought. One of the important similarities between Anthony Burgess’s contemporary novel and Stanley Kickback’s movie of A Clockwork Orange is the interpretation of what the true meaning of a “clockwork orange” is, which is important because it is the basis for the entire story.
In A Clockwork Orange, Alex is only a “clockwork orange,” something mechanical that appears organic. By this I mean that although Alex is human, and capable to say and think whatever he chooses, he cannot, for in fact he is eyeing used like a machine by the government, doing whatever they desire with him. From the similarity between the interpretation of what the true meaning of a “clockwork orange” in both Anthony Burgess’s contemporary novel and Stanley Kickback’s movie of A Clockwork Orange comes the difference in how the government proves Alex to be like a “clockwork orange,” after having already completed the “Ludicrous Technique. In Anthony Burgess’s novel, they prove Alex to be like a “clockwork orange” by showing him certain grotesque pictures and asking him what he felt. In Stanley Kickback’s outstanding movie, they proved Alex to be like a clockwork orange” by placing him on a stage with actors and presenting it in front of the important members of the government. “Please, I must do something. Shall I clean your boots Look, I’ll get down and lick them. (The film) This following passage is what Alex said in Stanley Kickback’s movie after having been kicked on the Guiltier by the actor’s boot, which demonstrates Ale’s mechanical change into a “clockwork orange. ” Unlike the novel, the movie was completely different in the second encounter with the man whose wife had been raped and killed by Alex and his rinds. The man, having been beaten so badly in the first encounter, was now in a wheelchair, and accompanied by a huge, strong man whom helped F. Alexander do the things that he could not do in a wheelchair.
Also, while Alex is offered a hot bath, he sang the song “Singing in the Rain,” which he had sung during the first encounter with F. Alexander. Having sung this song, the man at once recognized and realized that Alex had been one of the hoodlums that were there on the night he had been beaten, and his wife raped. Also, having realized after the bath that Alex was expansible for his wife’s death, he drugged Ale’s drink rendering him unable to responsible for having tried to kill Alex by driving him to madness to Jump out of the window.
Another similarity in both Anthony Burgess’s novel and the movie of A Clockwork Orange is the use of the naiads language. The naiads language, which is vocabulary of the teenagers in the future, (this is essentially the equivalent of slang today), is important to be in both the book and movie because the language shows the difference between the violent teenagers and the intellectual aristocracy of this astigmatism future.
Anthony Burgess’s contemporary novel, A Clockwork Orange, and Stanley Kickback’s outstanding movie, “A Clockwork Orange,” have many important similarities and differences. These similarities and differences, however, help to mold and adapt the movie in a way which shows a different view of the dyspepsia future. The book and the film both create and project the same message into the reader or audiences head, which is what will the world be like in the future and in any possibility will it ultimately end up like Anthony Burgess portrayed.