Essay on Analysis Of Clockwork Orange
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Analysis of Clockwork Orange
The film, “A Clockwork Orange,” is, to me, an almost exact replica of today’s society. Basically, one kid, who seems to have come from a financially sound home and community, goes through about three stages--1. He violates the laws society has set forth to maintain order. 2. He is caught and punished for his crimes against society. 3. He feels remorse for his violence and sexually deviance (although, at the end of the film, he’s back to his old, delinquent self).
The main character, Alex, is shown as a typical juvenile offender. He is shown in such a comparable manner not because all juvenile offenders are out robbing, rapping, and murdering people…show more content…
For example, I picked on a lot of other kids because I was in the “cool” crowd. I know now that what I did was wrong, but even to this day I can be excited by others and do things that I wouldn’t normally do by myself.
The neighborhood in which the crimes Alex and his social group were committing seemed very nice. People were skeptical after dark, but still were trustworthy enough to offer assistance when Alex told them he was in a terrible accident. The houses were beautiful, and the area seemed to have a low crime rate. Out in California there have been rich kids who go around killing, or raping people, and they have world of opportunities ahead of them, they just choose a different path.
In jail, Alex was beaten by the guards. This often happens in our jails here in America. If you disrespect the guards, you’re in big trouble. If you don’t disrespect the guards, you could still be in big trouble. Alex was given a chance to get off with a lighter sentence if he was a participant in an experiment to rehabilitate him. This is a perfect example of differential association, which is the process of social interaction by which definitions favorable and unfavorable to deviation are taught and learned.
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A Clockwork Orange Essay: A Movie Analysis
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A Clockwork Orange A Movie Analysis
In 1962, Anthony Burgess' novel A Clockwork Orange was published for the first time. This novel was an anti-utopian fable about the near future, where teenage gangs habitually terrorize the inhabitants of a shabby metropolis. The novel deals with the main focus that man is a sinner but not sufficiently a sinner to deserve the calamities that are heaped upon him. It is a comic novel about a man's tragic lot. (Bergonzi 152).
In 1971, Stanley Kubrick turned Burgess' novel into a 136 minute, color motion picture produced by Warner Brothers. The movie starred Malcolm McDowell as the young gangster guilty of rape and murder. Kubrick was both writer and director.
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The only difference is that due to time constraints, the film leaves out a few minor scenes of the droogs (Burgess' term for ruffians) committing acts of violence. The film is divided into three parts, as is the novel. The first part is the description of Alex's exploits in "ultraviolence." He and his fellow gang members (droogs) spend their time committing a series of rapes, robberies, and assaults, usually aimed at completely defenseless people. The attacks are pathological and random. The second part of the film is filled with a different sort of brutality. Alex is in prison, but still continues his violent ways. The authorities preach obedience, but Alex and the other inmates respond by attacking one another. Alex is sentenced to a new form of psychological treatment that transforms him into a parody of the perfect Christian. He behaves morally and follows the values that were forced upon him by the State. He has no free will to chose his own thoughts and actions. The third part occurs when Alex returns to the real world; a more peaceful and prosperous world, free of violence. Violence has been institutionalized. In the concluding vision Alex recovers and returns to the pleasures in bloody violence and the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven. (Gottlieb 271- 272)