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Essay heading: A Clockwork Orange
 
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In blunt terms, it obliterates his free will. Alex is forced into exhibiting acceptable behavior, from fear of becoming physically ill at the thought of wrongdoing. So now, in the eyes of society, he is an acceptable human being; human, being the operative word. Is not the essence of humanity the ability to exercise choice? Burgess presents a most interesting scenario...
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Is not the essence of humanity the ability to exercise choice? Burgess presents a most interesting scenario. In his view, it is better to choose the life violence and misbehavior, than to be robbed of one's ability to choose the negative approach to life at all. A Clockwork Orange is controversial, and is meant to make one think...
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