|Plot Summary of A Clockwork Orange|
Alex and his droogs (aka mates in this future's slang) drink drugged up milk, talk in rhyme-y childish words, and beat,rape, and loot others.
Eventually Alex's power over his friends crumble and they leave him blinded after murdering an old lady, leaving him to the police.
Alex (at only 14) gets sent to prison and, rather than serve his full sentence, signs up for an experimental rehabilitation project, which subjects him to torture and drops him into the outside world where he is unable to harm others due to the extreme nature of the tests.
Although he cannot harm others, others can harm him.
This synopsis report prepared by Nico Self
|Chapter Analysis of A Clockwork Orange|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- drugs you
- controls your mind
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Really unusual traits?
- Mentally ill or deluded
- Domed/Underground City
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- rape/molest (yeech!)
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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