A Clockwork Orange


Anthony Burgess

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Christianity encapsulates the ethical dilemma at the core of the novel. The book’s only religious figure, the prison chaplain, is particularly bothered by the way that Reclamation Treatment deprives Alex’s capacity for moral choice. The… (read full symbol analysis)

“What’s it going to be then, eh?”

The phrase, “What’s it going to be then, eh” is a recurring motif in A Clockwork Orange. Each of the book’s three parts opens with these same seven words, and Burgess often repeats this… (read full symbol analysis)