Essay on Freedom of Choice in A Clockwork Orange

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Freedom of Choice

In the novel A Clockwork Orange, the author Anthony Burgess tells a story about a young man name Alex and his friends, every night they go around and start committing violent acts. In the novel Alex expresses his freedom of choice between good and evil. The freedom of choice is a decision that every person must make throughout his life in order to guide his actions and to take control of his own future. This Freedom of Choice, no matter what the outcome is, displays person power as an individual, and any efforts to control or influence this choice between good and evil will take way the person free will and enslave him. In this novel the author uses this symbolism through imagery. He shows that through the character of …show more content…

. . there's no law nor order no more" pg 14. He takes on a role of authority in a society of anarchy. Although he is impervious to the choice of good, Alex does not remain ignorant to this choice throughout the entire novel. In the beginning, he believes that violence is the only way to prove his control. This then leads to his loss of control through the loss of his ability of choice. Only in the very end Alex finally become a well-rounded character. He realizes that he does not have to choose evil and abuse his position to prove his right of choice. "But where I itty now, O my brothers, is all on my oddy knocky, where you cannot go. Tomorrow is all like sweet flowers? pg 148. Alex now knows that his future is open for his choices to lead him. For good or for evil, it is his right to decide, and this is what truly proves his freedom of choice.
In the novel, the first freedom of choice Alex made was the type music to which he listens too and loves, which is Mozart, Beethoven, and G.F. Handel, this type of music makes him very energetic, it helps him foster violence, and it is the only thing in his life that he truly cares for. This music represents the element of his choice and free will. When this choice is robbed from him in attempt to help him, he loses his love for music in which he said, ?All the time the music got more and more gromky, like it was all a deliberate torture, O my brothers" pg 131. The music that represents

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