It looks like the whole discussion about violence in A Clockwork Orange really first came up when Stanley Kubrick's movie version hit the theatres. They differ only in their dogma. A very British nightmare How the press reacted "What on earth induced our censors to pass these startling scenes of rape and violence?
At one point the group breaks into a cottage, beating a young writer and gang raping his wife, who later dies. For the next two years, Britons debate Kubrick's film, some lauding it for its artistry and social relevance, others condemning it for glorifying violence.
The Skinnerian view of man appalled him. She is given the name Miss Weathers in the film.
Keen to clear "ordinary" criminals like Alex out of prison to make room for political subversives, the government makes him the guinea-pig for a fast-track rehabilitation-brainwash: an aversion therapy in which he is forced to watch scenes of violence, his eyelids clipped open, saline solution dropped into his flinching eyeballs.
The term's association with aesthetic violence has led to its use in the media. The term "ultraviolence", referring to excessive or unjustified violence, was coined by Burgess in the book, which includes the phrase "do the ultra-violent". The two endings of A Clockwork Orange—the one that Burgess himself wrote and the truncated one that his American publisher wanted and that Kubrick used for his film—have very different meanings.