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A Clockwork Orange There have been many books published solely on philosophy and many more than that solely written about human nature but very infrequently will a book be published that weaves these fields together as well as A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess In this Book Burgess speculated on the fact the significance of maturing by choice is to gain moral values and freedoms He achieved this task by pushing his angsty teenaged character Alex through situations that challenge the moral values of himself and his friends In the novel A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Alex himself must choose good over evil in order to gain moral values which will allow him to mature into a man in the latter of his two transformations Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester England on February 25 1917 When he was a child of one-year-old his mother and sister passed away due to the influenza epidemic He continued living with his father who soon was remarried to the owner of a pub Anthonys father played piano at the pub and Anthony began composing his own music at the early age of fourteen In 1940 Burgess joined the army and was put in the medical corps Two years later he married Llewela Isherwood Jones Burgess soon after his marriage left the army started writing and teaching English In 1968 Llewela died and Burgess was remarried to Lilina Macellari They left England in 1968 and Werner 2 settled in Monaco where Burgess remained a prolific writer through 1980 Burgess writing career was at its peak while Llewela was in the hospital Durring this emotional time he was able to write such books as A Clockwork Orange and Inside Mr Enderby and create such a dynamic character as Alex When Alex is first introduced he is depicted as a disillusioned corrupted youth He is the stereotype of what parents dont want their children to be possibly what
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