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Dvornikov 1 Alex Dvornikov Mrs. Weldon Pre-AP English 10 - Period 2 8 May, 2008 Sacredness of Moral Choice “Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?” (Burgess 106). In A Clockwork Orange , Anthony Burgess makes answering these questions the centerpiece, or the purpose, of his novel, as he undoubtedly believes that freedom of choice makes people, human beings; meaning that without free will, they cease to remain humans. He utilizes the novel’s main character and the role of the government to defend his point of view, and combines the two to provide his own answer to this much debated topic. To defend his belief of the inviolability of free will, Burgess crafts a “ thuggish” teenager , Alex. The scum of humanity, Alex serves as a criminal guilty of violence, rape, and theft, and asserts his free will by choosing a course of wickedness .The reason why such a tarnished teen exemplifies humanity’s moral choice rests on Burgess’s ideals. He argues that
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