Free Will In A Clockwork Orange

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A Clockwork Orange
The freedom of choice and the rehabilitating form of corrections secures the domain of “ A Clockwork Orange” by Burgess. It produces the question about a mans free will and the ability to choose ones destiny good or evil.
Burgess emphasize the thought that man can not be completely good or evil and must have both in order to create a moral choice . The book is based on revamping a criminal with only good morals and programing an automated response to evil. “If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange-meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with color and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil or State"(Burgess ix). “ Burgess believes
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In order for Alex to be seen as an amend criminal Alex turns to religion . The prison minster states that "Is it going to be in and out of institutions like this, though more in than out for most of you, or are you going to attend to the Divine Word and realize the punishment that await the unrepentant sinner in the next world, as well as in this?"(Burgess 90) meaning the you can be reborn in the hands of god along with your moral choice . Alex becomes and role model in prison system after finding religion but yet he is still willing to risk it all to be freed from the system including being experimented on…show more content…
So when word spreaded around about a new experimental reforming process and a possibility of an shorter sentence it quickly caught Alex attention .Meaning for Alex to be chosen he would have continuously put up with being question and under pressure while conveying the state officials that he’s trying to amend himself . “You've been very helpful and, I consider, shown a genuine desire to reform. You will, if you continue this manner, earn your remission with no trouble at all"(Burgess 94). But Alex intention on reforming was not in a religious manner but the quickest way possible . Alex realizes an new way to get out and start to question the proceedings . . "I don't know what it's called, I said, All I know is that it gets you out quickly and makes sure you don't get in again"(Burgess 95). Although the minster start to have doubts about the medical treatment which involves in forcing a persons to be morally better , he brings up an question for Alex “ What makes an real moral person . “I must confess I share those doubts.” But the curiosity leads whether an experimental treatment can really make a man good or not . Goodness comes from within. Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man"(Burgess 95). This does not stop Alex from the thought of being releases early but only deepens his desire . With his
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