A Clockwork Orange; Money
By: Tory Hodges
While reading "A Clockwork Orange" the author Anthony Burgess wants to instill disgust in most readers, while in other readers a different way of looking at the story. When Alex and his comrades are going around and taking other peoples money and beating them up and such, the reader thinks that Alex is a monster and he doesn't deserve any of the things that he's receiving from his endeavors. The random people that he plays with and rob aren't chosen by means of spite and hatred toward them, they are chosen at random happenstance, because the droogies are walking that part of town. Alex and his sheep deserve all of the money and other glories they get for a dangerous and tough job that they do, just as much as an office worker.
Alex risks life, limb, and freedom to aquire his money. Why shouldn't he get paid for exerting himself physically within great risk of bodily harm, while also having a high chance of being put away for it? All an office worker does is crunch numbers all day. Sure they might have gone to college, payed a bunch of money for education, sucked up to a lot of other business type workers, but they did it to get the cash. While in this process it took them plenty of time to aquire the money, Alex was making plenty of money doing what he does for a living and can keep continue doing what he does, only if he stays smart and does well at his job.
As is shown in the book, Alex is betrayed by his droogs, then he gets stupid. Instead of doing the job how it's supposed to be done, he goes solo and fails. He then gets the punishment of being sent to prison for years. He knew the risks associated with his job, and he let his ego get in the way of executing a situation in the most fail safe way.
But Alex can't be blamed for his punishment because he was only safeguarding his job like most do. A way i can put it into different words would be like a foreman telling a worker to do a job dangerously because...