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A Clockwork Orange When I sat down to watch A Clockwork Orange for the purpose of writing this paper, I intended to discuss the defense mechanisms and abnormal psychology of the character Alex and prayed that I’d be able to keep it under a page. Once the movie ended, I realized that it took watching the movie with a psychological perspective to identify the one of the main themes of this movie, Psychology. One of the key themes in A Clockwork Orange is the conditioning of Alex, a sociopath who was incarcerated for murder. Alex is selected for a program in which he is given a nausea-inducing drug and shown images of rape and violence whilst his eyes are help open with clamps. This treatment resulted in Alex’s incapability to engage in violence. Conditioning at it’s finest, right? Wrong, because Alex is unable to engage in violence, he inherently can’t defend himself. Additionally, he is unable listen to Beethoven’s 9 th , as it was the music being played during his conditioning, without
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Zwolinski during the Spring '08 term at San Diego.

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