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    Droogism is a fictional ideology of the novel (and film adaption) Published 1968 (Film: 1971). It depicts a society with a weakened law enforcement, where crime is common, yet government attempting to be more and more authoritarian. As an ideology, it takes the anarchist aspects, almost like a more liberal ideology, however, takes into account more degenerate acts to be pleased with, like violence (or Ultraviolence, as the book and film call it) The film's central moral question (as in many of Burgess's novels) is the definition of "goodness" and whether it makes sense to use aversion therapy to stop immoral behaviour. Stanley Kubrick, writing in Saturday Review, described the film as:

    Similarly, on the film production's call sheet (cited at greater length above), Kubrick wrote:

    After aversion therapy, Alex behaves like a good member of society, though not through choice. His goodness is involuntary; he has become the titular clockwork orange—organic on the outside, mechanical on the inside. After Alex has undergone the Ludovico technique, the chaplain criticises his new attitude as false, arguing that true goodness mustcome from within. This leads to the theme of abusing liberties—personal, governmental, civil—by Alex, with two conflicting political forces, the Government and the Dissidents, both manipulating Alex purely for their own political ends. The story portrays the "conservative" and "liberal" parties as equally worthy of criticism: the writer Frank Alexander, a victim of Alex and his gang, wants revenge against Alex and sees him as a means of definitively turning the populace against the incumbent government and its new regime. Mr Alexander fears the new government; in a telephone conversation, he says:

    On the other side, the Minister of the Interior (the Government) jails Mr Alexander (the Dissident Intellectual) on the excuse of his endangering Alex (the People), rather than the government's totalitarian regime (described by Mr Alexander). It is unclear whether or not he has been harmed; however, the Minister tells Alex that the writer has been denied the ability to write and produce "subversive" material that is critical of the incumbent government and meant to provoke political unrest.

    A Clockwork Orange was written in Hove, then a senescent seaside town. Burgess had arrived back in Britain after his stint abroad to see that much had changed. A youth culture had grown, including coffee bars, pop music and teenage gangs.England was gripped by fears over juvenile delinquency. Burgess stated that the novel's inspiration was his first wife Lynne's beating by a gang of drunk American servicemen stationed in England during World War II. She subsequently miscarried.In its investigation of free will, the book's target is ostensibly the concept of behaviourism, pioneered by such figures as B. F. Skinner.

    Burgess later stated that he wrote the book in three weeksS.


    How to draw

    1. Draw a circle

    2. Fill it with white

    3. Draw they eyes

    4. Draw a few lines under the left eye (like Alex)

    5. Draw a black hat on the top.

    And you are done!

    Above is copied from analysis on film and book’s Wikipedia article, heavy work in progress.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_(film) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Clockwork_Orange_(novel)


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