Narrative Structure of Clockwork Orange


Burgess' A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange: Relation of Film to Text
A Clockwork Orange: Filmic Transformation
A Clockwork Orange:Transcript
A Clockwork Orange: Voice-overs


Page numbers refer to the Norton edition of Burgess' A Clockwork Orange.
Underlined numbers refer to the sections from which the scene is constructed.
DVD Chapters : C. 1-35.

  1. Main Title (Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary). (C. 1)
  2. Alex and his droogs in the Korova Milk Bar. [VO-1: p.1] (p.1 ) (C. 2)
  3. The old ultraviolence on a tramp. [VO-2: p.13] (p.13-14 ) (C. 3)
  4. Billy Boy's Ballet (The Thieving Magpie). [VO-3: p.14-15] (p.14-17 )(C. 4)
  5. Through the real country dark. [VO-4: p. 19] [VO-5: p. 19] (p.18-19 )(C. 5)
  6. Surprise Visit (Singin' in the Rain). (p.19-24 )(C. 6)
  7. Disciplining Dim. [VO-6: p.26] ; [VO-7: p. 27] (p.26-30 )(C. 7)
  8. Alex walks home. [VO-8: p.31] (p.31 )
  9. At home with Ludwig van. [VO-9: p.31] ; [VO-10: p. 32] (p.32-33 )(C. 8)
  10. Alex's parents. (p.35-6 )
  11. Mr. Deltoid. (p.37-39 )(C. 9)
  12. The music shop. (p.42-44 )(C. 10)
  13. Alex's Bedroom: High Speed Sex (William Tell Overture). (p.44-47)(C. 11)
  14. Dissent among droogs. (p.50-52 )(C. 12)
  15. Alex teaches the Droogs: Slo-mo Ballet [VO-11: p. 52-53]; [VO-12; p. 55] (p.53-55 )(C. 13)
  16. Snug of the Duke of New York: The Leader again. (p.55-56 )
  17. The cat lady's house: Ballet of Ludvig van and the Penis. (p.57-64 )(C. 14)
  18. Alex betrayed by his Droogs. (p.64-65 )
  19. The Police Station. (p.68-72 )(C. 15)
  20. Alex admitted to Prison. [VO-13; p. 75] (p.75 )(C. 16)
  21. The Chaplain's remarks (I was a Wandering Sheep). [VO-14: p. 76] (p.75-80 )(C. 17)
  22. Big Book fantasies. (Scheherazade). [VO-15: p. 77]; [VO-16: p.79]; [VO-17: p. 79] (p.80-83 )(C. 18)
  23. The minister's visit: Alex selected for Treatment. (Pomp and Circumstance March #1). (p.92 )(C. 19)
  24. Alex with the Warden: Turning the Bad into Good. (p.93-94 )
  25. Arrival at Ludovico (Pomp and Circumstance March #4). [VO-18: p. 96] (p.96-97 )(C. 20)
  26. "And vidi films I would." (Time Steps). [VO-19: p. 100]; [VO-20: 102-3] (p.100-105 )(C. 21)
  27. Alex and Brandon discuss the Treatment. (p.107-09 )
  28. Vidding again: Music and Violence [VO-21: p.112-13] (p.112-119 )(C. 22)
  29. Alex's Performance : The True Christian (Overture to the Sun). [VO-22: p.125] (p.122-29 )(C. 23)
  30. The sickness. [VO-23: p. 128]; [VO-24: p. 128](p. 128)(C. 24)
  31. Alex a Free Man. [VO-25: Kubrick addition] (p.130 )(C. 25)
  32. Family reunion (I want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper). (p.132-37)(C. 26 & C. 27)
  33. Alex on the Waterfront: Attacked by the Drunk. [VO-26: p. 144] (p.141-45 )(C. 28)
  34. Droogs with badges. (p.146-51 ) (C. 29)
  35. Return to the country house. [VO-27: p. 151] [VO-28: p. 153] (p.152-66 )(C. 30)
  36. Tortured by Beethoven: Alex tries to snuff it. [VO-29: p. 166] ; [VO-30: p. 167-8] (p.166-68 )(C. 31)
  37. The hospital. [VO-31: p. 169] (p.169-71 )(C. 32)
  38. Parents visit Alex. (p.172-74 )
  39. Viewing slides: Alex back to normal (p.175-6 )(C. 33)
  40. Minister of the Inferior: Feeding the mouth that's got you. [VO-32: p. 176] (p.176-78 )(C. 34)
  41. The Glorious Ninth: "I was cured, all right." [VO-33: p. 179] (p.178-9 ) (C. 35)
  42. (Alex's fantasy: (p.172 )