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By psychological definition people affected with antisocial personality disorder also known as sociopaths or psychopaths have incredible manipulation skills They fail to conform to social norms are deceitful and aggressive and seek to destroy with little remorse Sex cruelty and dominance define parts of antisocial personality behavior and also perfectly define the odd near-antithesis of a hero Alex in A Clockwork Orange who exists as the beloved psychopath in this story He religiously ventures out on nightly rampages with his band of droogs after consuming some type of spiked beverage tearing down what society has morally built and ripping holes into the reasoning of random citizens If ever there was a movie that depicted sociopathic behavior A Clockwork Orange would be the one Though this is Stanley Kubricks adaptation to an Anthony Burgess novel about punk-rock gangs and brainwashing the film perfectly portrays the bizarre and outlandish behaviors of a young male living with antisocial personality disorder Though the film is at times hard to understand and subtitles may be found useful this does not change the impact the movie has It may even add to the atmosphere Kubrick is attempting to create and emphasize The main character in A Clock Work Orange Alex perfectly fits the mold and maintains all of the qualities that are considered when looking to diagnose a person with antisocial personality disorder Alex is deceitful and manipulative He knocks on doors claiming that his friend is hurt and lying for dead in the road and he desperately needs the help of his soon-to-be victims He is impulsive He will do anything at the drop of a hat all of his actions are impulsive and are minimally thought out if they are thought out at all He is aggressive This is quite obvious in Alexs behavior He not only is aggressive towards his prey but also towards the brothers which he conducts these insane acts with If an accomplice is to
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