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    Freedom in A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess tells a story about a young man and his choices of freedom.  The book asks the question "is it better to have someone constantly do the right thing, or to have the freedom of choice to do the right or wrong thing".  The author shows the affect of society on a human who has been institutionalized and let back into society.  The author of the book goes on to show how the protagonist copes with society under his given conditions

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    Violence as an Expression of Free Will in A Clockwork Orange This essay will deal with the subject of free choice, which is the main topic of the novel, A Clockwork Orange . This significant problem is already indicated in the very first line of the text when an unknown voice asks Alex - and certainly by that the reader - "What' s it going to be then, eh'?" (13). Being repeated at the beginning of the second part and at the beginning of the very last chapter of the third part this question sets

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    Anthony Burgess:  The importance of moral freedom for all in A Clockwork Orange Moral freedom is one of the most if not the most important of any freedoms available for humans.  Moral freedom is the ability to either choose to perform good and bad deeds or both.  Totalitarian governments take away one’s individual choice and thus, suppresses and suffocates thee soul.  The setting in A Clockwork Orange, is a general parallax to a totalitarian and oppressive government.  Alex the main character is

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    Free Will in A Clockwork Orange and Skinner's Freedom and the Control of Man Socrates once said, "Know thyself," and over two thousand years later we're still perplexed with the complexities of human behavior. The concept of free will has been debated and challenged by science, religion, and philosophy throughout history. By free will, I mean our ability to choose and behave as we wish, without our choices being determined by outside sources. Such a notion has been discussed and disputed by

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    The Importance of Spiritual Freedom Revealed in A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess is one of the greatest British writers of the twentieth century. His masterpiece, A Clockwork Orange, is unrivalled in depth, insight, and innovation. The novel is a work of high quality - almost perfection. The novel's main theme deals with free choice and spiritual freedom. More specifically, "[The ethical promise that 'A man who cannot choose ceases to be man'] can be taken as both the explicit and implicit

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    The choice between good and evil is a decision every man must make throughout his life in order to guide his actions and control his future. This element of choice, no matter what the outcome, displays man's power as an individual.  Any efforts to control or influence this choice between good and evil will in turn govern man's free will and enslave him.  In the novel A Clockwork Orange,  the author uses symbolism through imagery, the characterization of Alex, and the first

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    Triumph of Free Will in A Clockwork Orange Amidst a population composed of perfectly conditioned automatons, is a picture of a society that is slowly rotting from within. Alex, the Faustian protagonist of A Clockwork Orange, and a sadistic and depraved gang leader, preys on the weak and the innocent. Although perhaps misguided, his conscientiousness of his evil nature indicates his capacity to understand morality and deny its practice. When society attempts to force goodness upon Alex, he becomes

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    Free Will versus Predestination in A Clockwork Orange Burgess raises the oppositions of free will and predestination in various of his novel, A Clockwork Orange.  The author describes his own faith as alternating between residues of Pelagianism and Augustinianism.  Pelagianism denies that God has predestined, or pre-ordained, or planned, our lives. A consequence of this is that salvation is effectively within human power (as God hasn't set it down for each of us, it's within our control), which

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