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In the novel A Clockwork Orange I feel that Anthony Burgess has tried to show the importance of individual freedom over doing the right thing However he has taken an extreme example of violence and perverse acts to accent this belief It is my opinion that Burgess has somehow been blinded to the facts of nature in his quest to ensure personal freedom The lines of just cause and moral principle have been eliminatedPersonal freedom can be described as acting upon your own accord and not becoming restricted by the social paradigm in which you live This is definitely a noble cause all men should have the right to choose the path of their own lives at any period in those lives as they see fit You may have the right to choose your own actions but you are not allowed to impose your freedom and thoughts on others This is the point at which I think Burgess supposed view becomes hypocritical Alex has forced himself into the personal freedom of others mainly his three droogs and by doing so is no better than the state which rehabilitated him at the end of the novel If one imposes himself on the personal freedom of another in a rather violent manner a reaction will occur and one can be assure that that response will not be one of logicIf a rabid animal wanders around your neighborhood do you let it continue to do so The animal as you once knew it might have been by all means an affectionate creature by always playing with the children and never once threatened the grumpy man next door but what if today it threatens the lives of everyone in your community What do you do with it now The animals life would be naturally ended and it is freed from its disease Alex is sick much like a rabid animal he is perverse and though it may not be
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