Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” and Psychosexual Rehabilitation


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This paper shall examine how a Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange offers a fictional portrayal of the way modern, dystopian societies treat sex offenders. Through a brilliant use of music, narrative and teen slang, Kubrick’s work raises more questions than it answers about what kind of punishment is humane, the nature of free will and whether it is the purview of any society to deny it and the resulting effects such an approach might have on a human personality like Alex De Large.
Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Psychosexual Rehabilitation
Alex, the anti-hero of Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, is faced with a terrible choice. Having been the ring leader of a gang rape and murder during a home invasion,...
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.....American viewer, since having a character end up at the opposite moral position from where he started at the beginning of a film is an old and easily recognized narrative device by even the most inexperienced viewer. On the other hand it also gives an added philosophical dimension that the more dystopian American version appears to lack. Such an argument only deepens one’s impression of Kubrick’s work however, that nearly forty years later, his film still evokes such the question of what if.
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