A Clockwork Orange: Overview

A Clockwork Orange is divided into three parts, each with seven chapters. Part 1 introduces Alex and describes the sadistic crimes committed by him and his droogs. At the end of part 1, Alex is captured by the police and thrown into jail. Part 2 deals with Alex’s time in prison and his rehabilitation through a form of conditioning known as “Ludovico’s Technique,” which takes away his ability to do wrong. Part 3 depicts Alex’s life of suffering and victimhood after he leaves prison. At the end of part three, his free will restored, Alex decides he is ready to grow up and end his life of crime.