In comparison to clockwork orange however the idea of an outcast is very much symbolised by society and the norms and stereotypes of the government in the novel. This is very similar to the segregation of Frankenstein’s Monster, despite the fact that Alex’s options were carried out by choice and the Monster couldn’t help its appearance, society in general decided amongst itself that this was the wrong way to be and created methods of exclusion so to keep the bliss and peace in society. Alex being sent to prison was a way to improve the quickly decreasing safety and standards of life in the public sector, with his ‘gang’ being separated and later it is shown they are converted to help the government, a completely totalitarian state, and improve things in that society. This dramatically shows an idea of an outcast in Alex, who after being in charge of his ‘droogs’ at one time has been thrown violently from his perch of superiority and almost tyrannical charge and into a stat where he is being fully controlled beyond his free-will. Although the same doesn’t quite appear in Frankenstein, the monster has to redevelop into his own segregated world to cope without coming into human contact, this being explained and shown in the setting of his speech with Victor, he has to escape to the tundra wilderness to be happy within himself, which coincidentally is where Victor has chosen to use as his peaceful place so he can contemplate his grave error without the distraction of society. The monster distinctively says, "I heard about the slothful Asiatics; of the stupendous genius and mental activity of the Grecians; of the wars and wonderful virtue of the early Romans-of their subsequent degenerating-of the decline of that mighty empire; of chivalry, Christianity, and kings." This shows his education of society, a possible trait picked from his ‘hybrid’ brain, or the backseat view of society and the need to understand a society to fit in, it enhances the Monster’s knowledge of his own expulsion from society because he doesn’t fit into the mould of such a society and never will be able too.
Another similarity in both novels, linked to, possibly, being an outcast is the violence, or ‘ultraviolence’ used in both books. Could it be that the authors have shown an understanding that being strewn from society creates extreme angst and anger to those who have thrown you from the crowds? Alex and his ‘droogs’ and the Monster have very distinct roles on this. Starting with A clockwork orange, Alex and his ‘droogs’ tend to ‘bully’ weaker people in society, possibly the ones who have excluded them, or possibly just a weak way to fight back. Because of the collapse of true authority in society towards the beginning of the book, the gang is able to wreak havoc and evidently have done so in the past and have been punished, with Alex being place in the watch of P.R Deltoid, his corrective adviser. So a segregation from normal society to his corrective establishment and placing Alex in a state of being observed may have created a fury and anger in him, with his power over the ‘droogs’ initially allowing them to be under his control, he tries to vent his rages with society amongst those who see his behavior as wrong. This eventually leads to his arrest as his ‘droogs’ no longer feel the need to be controlled by him and set him up to be arrested, this frees them from crime if they choose and also creates a divide in two possible ways between them and Alex as he is now imprisoned and they have lost a bond of trust and friendship which was snapped In the betrayal of the leader. In comparison and slightly contrasting, the monster in Frankenstein was created as an ‘ugly’ being, being abandoned temporarily in its first moments of life must have created some confusion, later transformed by understanding to anger, which creates the instant idea of violence as a possible outlet, which obviously it is, when William gets killed. Now, this may have been the reason for William’s death, but could the exclusion of society because of the Monster’s appearance have contributed further to his angst, being misunderstood by society and shunned into hiding has seen thoughts of a possible good, loving nature turned into a murderous revenge – seeking train of thought. Obviously his outcast in this manner is down to Victor creating a single ugly being so automatically becoming an outcast because of the bespoke nature of the being but also due to the fear of a different being in society or possibly a level of racism where a being not wanted in society will be made to abandon society as a means of survival.
In conclusion, the authors of both A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess - and Frankenstein – Mary Shelley have don e well in concealing the ideas of an outcast in their novels, using the actions of the characters and knowledge of systematic psychological and sociological emotions the ideas of an outcast in the novels were unveiled.