Question: What does the ending of A Clockwork Orange mean?

What happened to Alex at the end of A Clockwork Orange?

The Alex at the film’s end is both totally the same as and totally different from the dude we meet in the milk bar. While Alex is unconscious after attempting suicide, doctors do something to his brain to reverse the Ludovico technique.

What does the phrase A Clockwork Orange mean?

1,334 answers. The title refers to the Cockney saying “as queer as a clockwork orange“. It means that something appears to be natural on the outside, but on the inside, it is actually artificial.

Was Alex really cured in A Clockwork Orange?

Alex is never actually “cured” in “A Clockwork Orange” and is actually faking his Pavlovian response during the film.

What does Droogie mean?

(druːɡ) n. a member of a gang of thugs.

How old is Alex at the end of Clockwork Orange?

Alex is 15 years old by the beginning of the book and 17 by the end of it. However, to minimize controversy, his age started from 17 and ended at 19 in the film.

Is Alex DeLarge a psychopath or sociopath?

Alex DeLarge displays all the hallmarks of antisocial personality disorder, though being younger than 18 he would be diagnosed with conduct disorder. He also is far more of a psychopath than a sociopath.

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Why is A Clockwork Orange important?

A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel and its impact on literary, musical and visual culture has been extensive. The novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state, the punishment of young criminals, and the possibility or otherwise of redemption.

Why was A Clockwork Orange Banned?

A Clockwork Orange has faced multiple book banning attempts due to the sexual violence it depicts. In 1973, a bookseller in Orem, Utah was arrested for selling the novel along with two other ‘obscene’ books.