A Clockwork Orange…no rating…
There are only so many movies that will seriously make you reflect on your life, and then the movie, on what you just watched, and then on your life again, and make you think about the morals that were just explored in that movie, and how it relates your life. All of these movies are viewed in your freshman year of college. Well there was Donnie Darko, Reqium, and now, A Clockwork Orange. A movie in which every character has their moral views put into question. It starts off with Alew and his group of old fellows, going out for a night of ultraviolence. He spoke strangly. Anyway, so they go out, beat up a hobo, get into a gang fight, and then rape a woman and beat his husband. The next day he “puts his crew in place” by showing them whos boss. That night, while trying another place to find a woman, He kills her and goes to jail.
Let me take a moment to tell you about Alex. He is a high schooler, lives with his parents. Has a social advisor. Likes “Ludwig Van”. Now he is sentenced to 14 years in prison. In 2, however, he is offered freedom as long as he “cooperates”. SO he goes through this procedure that basically brainwashes him so whenever he is presented with any violence, ie, beating, raping, and whatnot, he becomes horribly sick. When released, his parents kick him out, the hobo beats him, is friend betrays him, and people try to make him kill himself. Also, he cannot listen to The 9th Symphony, because it was played durring his treatment. Now, he really has no free will. So the question presented is: Is violence because of freewill better or worse that being good without freewill? See the movie, tell me what you think. At first you will most likely hate it (i did) but by the end, you will love it. Later