AS and A Level: Anthony Burgess

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29 AS and A Level Anthony Burgess essays

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    'We are not encouraged to find much sympathy with the characters in A Clockwork Orange

    5 star(s)

    This is a truly excellent response to the question from the candidate, which concerns Burgess' characters development, plot development and language as well as others things, to analyse how sympathy…

    • Essay length: 1216 words
    • Submitted: 20/04/2012
    • Reviewed by: (?) 06/07/2012
  2. Clockwork Orange Movie Evaluation

    • Essay length: 1765 words
    • Submitted: 18/11/2007
  3. A Clockwork Orange

    • Essay length: 1846 words
    • Submitted: 03/06/2005
  4. Film review - A Clockwork Orange

    • Essay length: 1179 words
    • Submitted: 13/01/2005
  5. A Clockwork Orange - review

    • Essay length: 2157 words
    • Submitted: 13/10/2004

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  • Discuss Burgess’s language in the opening chapter: how does he depict the world of Alex and his friends as being in conflict with the “outside”? (10 marks)

    "Another aspect of society that is not missing, but seems unpopular, is that of literature. Alex reports that "newspapers {are not} read much" - whether this is because of illiteracy or just lack of interest, one is unsure. The Public Biblio, which is the derelict-sounding municipal library, was something that "not many lewdies used those days". Again, the reason why is not clear. Owing to the other "past-times" of the day, namely ultra-violent criminal activities, it is likely that nobody is interested in literature any more. This certainly fits in with the way in which Alex and his friends persecute a man just because they saw him coming out of the library with books in his hand. However, there are"

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