+1 (909) 375-5650
4982 Parkway Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Assignment Questions

Essay on “A Clockwork Orange”

In this paper I would like you to tell a story about Great Britain in the 20th century. Think of all the things that changed in Great Britain in the course of the 20th century: the nation went from being the world’s greatest military, economic, and colonial power to being a relatively minor power. There were also tremendous political changes: think of the difference between Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Women also gained the vote, entered the workforce in great numbers, and attained equal rights, at least in theory. The class system also changed greatly, the nation became a “welfare state,” and the country became increasingly diverse as people from former colonies moved to England. I could go on and on.

What I’d like you to do in the paper is discuss how changes like those listed above are reflected in the texts we have read: what does “Karain” tell us about Great Britain in 1895? What does “Daughters of the Late Colonel” tell us about the 20s? And so on.

You do not need to refer to all of the texts we have read this term. At a minimum, you should address at least one of the three stories we have read (“Karain,” “Daughters of the Late Colonel”) as well as “1984,” “A Clockwork Orange,” and “Henry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

You basically just need to pick 2 texts. One out of “Karain,” “Daughters of the Late Colonel” and one out of “1984,” “A Clockwork Orange,” and “Henry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

It is okay to use the first person in this paper.

Previous ArticleNext Article