Study Guide

A Clockwork Orange Three Act Plot Analysis

By Anthony Burgess

Three Act Plot Analysis

Act I

Alex wages violent crimes in both the city and the countryside of a futuristic English state.

Act II

Alex is imprisoned for his crimes, and forced to undergo behavioral therapy to be "cured" of his evil tendencies once and for all.

Act III

After many complications, Alex finds himself interested in leading a peaceful and "normal" life, even after the capacity for evil has been restored in him.