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Book Review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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It is a horrorshow story …’ Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultra-violence. He and his gang of friends rob, kill and rape their way through a nightmarish future, until the State puts a stop to his riotous excesses. 366 more words

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APEocalypse

Yesterday, I watched War for the Planet of the Apes and I would like to beam myself back to the time I spent watching the movie in the theater. 659 more words

Book Review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Hi guys,

here’s a review for a book whose movie is probably one of the most known ones: A Clockwork Orange. Since I only have seen parts of the movie and therefore wanted to read the book first before watching it, here’s my opinion on it. 873 more words

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Empathy & Ultraviolence

For all of my talk about people being seduced by culture and violence, it’s worth saying that I’ve fallen under the spell many times.

From late gradeschool on, when I first discovered writing, oftentimes I tried to sum up my sense of loneliness, and later actual depression, by writing fictional accounts of school shooters. 573 more words

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Rats in a cage

Question: is it better for a human to choose to be bad than be conditioned to be good?

The American psychologist B. F. Skinner believed that human behaviour was determined by environmental variables rather than free will, and that by systematically altering those variables human behaviour could be modified. 2,279 more words

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Literature as Music

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

Aspects of music can be spatially represented through notation and recording, which freeze moments in time. But, as an experiential medium, which relies on performance and audition, music reveals itself in the present tense. 408 more words

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