Summary Of 'Your Humble Narrator'

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 Alex is the main character, referring to himself as “Your Humble Narrator” throughout the novel, showing his arrogance and sarcasm. Although Alex takes pleasure in causing mayhem, he loves classical music, especially Ludwig Van Beethoven. This is mainly because the music helps him to envision his acts of ultra-violence inflicted on innocent victims. After a crime, Alex is sentenced to 14 years in prison, but is given an option to get out early: undergo the Ludovico Technique. Alex agrees, but the effects of the treatment take away his free will, resulting in his loss of identity due to an abusive government and society.  Dr. Branom is Dr. Brodsky’s assistant, one of the doctors in charge of the treatment. He seems truly sympathetic of Alex’s condition at first, but carries on with his job. His friendly manner towards Alex upon their initial meeting makes Alex feel comfortable and safe in the new facility. However, Dr. Branom cares much more about the result of the treatment than what the boy will have to endure. His friendly appearance was only a façade covering his ill intents to nearly torture Alex into being “good.” Through his manipulation of Alex, Dr. Branom reveals himself to be a person not to trust, similar to Georgie.  The Prison Chaplin is genuinely concerned about the well-being of Alex, unlike many others. He takes Alex under his…show more content…
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