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Typographical rumination on the book, A Clockwork Orange inspired by the work of a gentleman on Behance who I now cannot locate, but will credit … Read More
Typographical rumination on the book, A Clockwork Orange inspired by the work of a gentleman on Behance who I now cannot locate, but will credit as soon as I am able. Read Less
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As Queer As A Clockwork Orange
In his essay, "Clockwork Oranges," Anthony Burgess asserts that "this title would be appropriate for a story about the application of Pavlovian or mechanical laws to an organism which, like a fruit, was capable of colour and sweetness." This title alludes to the protagonist's positively conditioned responses to feelings of evil which prevent the exercise of his free will. To reverse this conditioning, the protagonist is subjected to a technique in which violent scenes displayed on screen, which he is forced to watch, are systematically paired with negative stimulation in the form of nausea and "feelings of terror" caused by an emetic medicine administered just before the presentation of the films.