Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 and died in 1993. A lot of social changes happened throughout his life, such as: the prohibition, WW2, the roaring twenties, the Great Depression, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and many more. Burgess not only lived through those changes, but also helped influences some social changes in literature and music. Anthony Burgess was a jack-of-all-trades throughout his 76 years. He was a novelist, composer, children’s book writer, play writer, essayist, critic, and poet. Burgess is most famously known for his controversial novel, A Clockwork Orange. Which i will talk about in this essay. A Clockwork Orange takes place in a futuristic city governed by a repressive, totalitarian super-State. In this society, ordinary citizens have fallen into a state of absolute complacency, blind to the rampant growth of a violent youth culture. The protagonist of the story is Alex, a fifteen-year-old boy who narrates the story in a slang dialect called nadsat, which incorporates elements of Russian and Cockney English. Alex leads a small gang of criminals, Dim, Pete, and Georgie through the streets, robbing and beating people up and raping women. So Alex has chosen a life of crime but is it of his own free will or is it because he has no choice?