A Clockwork OrangeBook - 1998
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1990—One of several books challenged by a parent group in Essex County (ON).
None of the books were withdrawn from the high school reading list as a result of the protest.
Presents Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence.
Fifteen-year-old Alex leads a violent criminal life in a nightmarish future. The State puts a stop to his actions and forces Alex into a “re-education” program. But what will his re-education mean?
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A Clockwork Orange is set in a dystopian society where teenage criminals terrorize the city at night. Alex, only 15 years old, is imprisoned and later offered his freedom following a questionable new "cure" for his violent nature.
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Badness is of the self, the one, the you or me on our oddy knockies, and that self if made by old Bog or God and is his great pride and radosty. But the not-self cannot have the bad, meaning they of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow the bad because they cannot allow the self.