Shocking the Reader in American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange

The controversy surrounding Brett Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange relates primarily to the central themes that are explored in both books. Nevertheless, the brutality and explicit expression that drench these novels is imperative in shocking the readers. Although it is not solely the violent content of the books that shocks, … Read moreShocking the Reader in American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange

Capitalism, Violence, and Sexuality ‘American Psycho’ by Bret Easton Ellis and ‘Dracula ’by Bram Stoker.

“It has been said in literature, excessive sexual behaviour always leads to corruption” To present the significance of sexual behaviour in both novels is to link the psychological power of sexual impulses over the individual’s moral principles, and hence associates all corrupted motives and human destruction to their sexual desires. Both Stoker and Easton Ellis … Read moreCapitalism, Violence, and Sexuality ‘American Psycho’ by Bret Easton Ellis and ‘Dracula ’by Bram Stoker.