4) Mark 2 outlines three conflicts between Jesus and the Pharisees. What were they? Who were the Pharisees
anyway, and what basically did they believe? What were the Pharisees trying to accomplish? How does this
compare to what Jesus was trying to accomplish in this gospel? Give examples of these differences.
5) Why does Jesus, defending his actions to the Pharisees, use the analogies he does? What precisely are
these analogies, and what do they each mean? What lesson is he trying to teach the Pharisees—and the
reader—by using these analogies? Support your answer with textual evidence and close reading
somewhere that our contemporary society would avoid at all costs to become. However, it is important to note that whilst A Clockwork Orange depicts a future dystopian life, the elements in its world can all be found in today’s world. This is related with one of the traits of dystopias: familiarity, which aims at creating an uncomforting relatable effect on the reader. The society in Burgess’s novel has echoes of today’s world in respect of its containing violence and through the means of the location being a socialist model of London, and this facilitates to identify the dystopian traits and inclinations with those of today’s world, which becomes an involving and effective experience for the reader. As Alex is the narrator, the reader sees their vandalism and other crimes through the lens of a criminal and deviant; therefore the reader feels the effect of violence strongly. “My endeavour shall be, in such future as stretches out its snowy and lilywhite arms to me before the nozh overtakes or the blood spatters its final chorus in twisted metal and smashed glass on the highroad” spoken by Alex in the fourth chapter reveals his sheer passion for destruction and violence; it is important to note that in his speech, when he speaks of violence and gore, the explicitly violent lexical field seems particularly aesthetic and with a sense of grandeur, thus clearly taking an unusual delight in violence. Not only the inclusion of ultra-violence in everyday life but also Alex’s legitimizing his acts of ultra-violence through emphasizing that he gets pleasure from them is a dystopian element in the novel presenting a more nightmarish vision. Alex associates violence with music providing him with similar kinds of aesthetic pleasure. Though Alex softens his expressions of violence through euphemism – for instance, he tells the reader that they are playing a game they call in-and-out when he actually mentions their act of rape – the extent of ultra-violence is at a horrifying degree. “There were dreams of doing the old in-out in-out with devotchkas, forcing like them down on the ground and making them have it and everybody standing around claping their rookers and cheering like bezoomny” portrays the distasteful appropriation of rape within Alex’s mindset, in which we get the sense that “old in-out” implies its conventionalization and therefore its harmlessness. The oxymoronic image and sheer fact that these are “[dreamt]” about emphasizes how out-of-touch the Droogs really are with morality, and it is further tragic to know that they themselves are victims of the conventionalization of disorder in their society of youths. It should also be noted th>GET ANSWER