Wednesday, March 20, 2019
A Clockwork Orange Essay: Blindness in A Clockwork Orange
Blindness in A Clockwork OrangeIn the novel, A Clockwork Orange, Anthony bourgeois has tried to show the wideness of individual freedom over doing the right thing. He has taken an natural example of violence and perverse acts to accent his strong belief. It is my opinion that Burgess has been blinded to some essential truths in his quest to ensure own(prenominal) freedom. Personal freedom can be described as playing upon your own accord and non becoming restricted by the brotherly paradigm in which you live. This is definitely a noble cause, all workforce should submit the right to choose the path of their own lives. You may have the right to choose your own actions, but you are not allowed to shoot the breeze your freedom on others. This is the point at which Burgess supposed raft becomes hypocritical. Alex has forced himself into the personal freedom of others and in doing so is no erupt than the state which rehabilitated him. If one imposes himself on the personal fre edom of another violently, a reaction will occur. If a rabid dog wanders around your neighborhood, do you let it continue to do so? The dog as you formerly knew it was an affectionate creature always playing with the children and never once peril the mailman, but today it threatens the lives of everyone in your community. The dogs life is finish and it is freed from its disease. Alex is sick much comparable a rabid dog, he is perverse and though it may not be his fault, much like it was not the dogs fault of becoming rabid, his threat on others has to be neutralized. I question the actual freedom Alex believes he has. He seems to be oppressed by his emotional sickness and perverseness. Alex is a hard worker to his supposed freedom, which is dictated by the feelings of the other people whos... ...y of the 1940s. The fact that the parole was taken from a juvenile point of view, which whether we like it or not is associated with naivet and innocence, also downplayed the violent acts which were occurring. In the movie it is not as leisurely to identify with Alex, due to the fact that he is portrayed as an adult. I then took notice of the parallel to this power of propaganda theme, which was illustrated through out scratch two. Alex is given the Reclamation Treatment, the use of propaganda films and drugs for reflex conditioning, which addresses fears of brain washing perspicuous in that era. For me this is a much stronger theme than the freedom of choice one, which I addressed earlier in the essay. I am not certain exactly what Burgess was trying to show with this book, all I be is that it revealed to me what propaganda can accomplish if it is done correctly.