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Basically I'm going to need a 2 page paper no less no more. I NEED FOR THE CRITERIA TO BE FOLLOWED ITS SPECFIC .... (Look at attachments for them).... I have a six page essay written by someone else but obviously it would be so sister plagiarism if I tryed handing in a paper identical to the six page paper . SO what I need done is for the theme and essay to be totally switched around and written as if it were my own interpretation. Be sure to include 5 quotes which is given to you at the bottom of the 6 page essay that I will be giving you
(LIKE I SAID PLZ FOLLOW THE CRITERIA ) the 6 page essay is going to be copy and pasted below *Remember 2 pages only
A Clockwork Orange
The ability to choose between good and evil is something that we never really think about too often, or in any real detail. Even so; this decision that comes naturally to most, is something everyone must make throughout their life in order to guide their actions and control their future. This ability to choose, no matter what that choice may be or the outcome of that choice, displays a person’s power as an individual. Any attempts to control or influence that choice will, in turn, govern one's free will and enslave them. In the novel A Clockwork Orange, the author Anthony Burgess uses symbolism through imagery, the characterization of Alex, and a first person narrative point of view to show that without the ability to choose between good or evil, one becomes a slave.
Symbolism through imagery explains how Alex's ability to choose between good and evil, is his ascendancy over the weak and innocent. The first of these symbols is the music that he loves to listen to. Classical music is the only thing that Alex's has ever truly cared for. The music represents an element of his choice and free will. When his ability to make choices is taken away from him, in an attempt to make him better, he is unintentionally forced to lose his passion for music, by which he exclaims, "And all the time the music got more and more gromky, like it was all a deliberate torture, O my brothers“. This music that once represented his freedom to choose is gone now, and he has been left without any reason to live. He is forced to listen to a piece of music, that causes him to feel excruciating pain, this makes him come to the realization that he is no longer a person, without the ability to choose, so he decides to end his life. Burgess illustrates with Alex's ultra-violent actions, that they represent his abuse of power through his freedom of choice. Alex consistently chooses evil as a means to display his power over the good and the innocent. While beating up, and raping a young girl, he says with pride, "So he did the strong-man on the devotchka, who was still creech creech creeching away in very horrorshow". This shows that he feels that the only way he can display his power, is through his abuse of choice. His love for ultra-violence symbolizes that his abuse of power is an evil trait, but his love for music symbolizes his more human side. At the end of the story Alex believes that he is grown up and is ready to become a man. During this rapid evolution from adolescence to manhood, Alex wants a wife, children, a quite life, and in essence, he chooses to be good without having it forced upon him for the first time. "I knew what was happening, O my brothers. I was like growing up". Alex realizes that he is able choose a good path, and still maintain a strong element of choice. He sees that the abuse of the ability of choice is not what makes someone powerful. It is instead, the realization that the choice between good and evil, no matter what the decision or outcome, is what truly what makes someone powerful.
Using the characterization of Alex, effectively shows how the element of choice is linked to the power within ones self. Burgess uses ultra-violence to represent the abuse of power, when the right of free will is controlled. Alex believes that his decision towards evil shows his freedom of choice; subsequently it also shows his abuse of the power within him. The violent acts depicted are highly detailed and graphic, and they are intended to shock the reader. They also show that the suppression of others is wrong, because it is destructive to the natural rights of humanity. Alex consistently chooses evil and ultra-violence to show his power of choice. Alex rapes, robs, beats, and pillages the innocent and weak to show his domination and control, showing his choice towards evil. In a society that "lets the young get on to the old and there's no law nor order no more". Alex takes on the role of authority in a society of anarchy, and uses ultra-violence to portray his abuse of this ascendancy over the weak. Although he never chooses to do good, Alex does not remain ignorant to the option throughout the novel. In the beginning, he believes that ultra-violence is the only way to prove his control. Because of this, it leads to his loss of control when he losses the ability of choice. Only in the very end of the novel does Alex finally evolve and become a well-rounded character. He comes to understand that he does not have to choose evil and abuse his position, to demonstrate his right of choice. "But where I itty now, O my brothers, is all on my oddy knocky, where you cannot go. Tomorrow is all like sweet flowers. Alex understands now that his future is open for his decisions to lead him. For evil or for good, it is his right to decide, and this is what truly demonstrates his power. Although these thoughts are narrated by Alex, he shows how horrible it is to be powerless, and demonstrates through characterization that one creates power through the element of choice.
These thoughts and feelings that Burgess is able to demonstrate through a first person narrative, shows how the element of choice is essential to humanity. Throughout the story, Alex is the narrator for the reader. The only feelings and insight come from Alex's own point of view. This view is highly biased and one sided, giving the reader a sense of compassion and sympathy. Even though Alex is committing horrible, and senseless acts of violence, they are lightened by his narrated thoughts to express his control. Alternatively, any attempt to control Alex is shown as a horrendous attack and abuse of power. When the ability to choose between good and evil is stripped away from Alex, only then does he realize the importance of choice to his rights as an individual. "I was not your handsome young narrator any longer, but a real strack of a sight... They all had a real horrowshow smeck when they viddied my like dismay". Alex has lost control of himself and all of his rights, which then leads to a loss of self respect. He has lost what gave him ascendancy over the weak and innocent, his free will and ability of choice. As stated in the story, "goodness is chosen from within". When choice is forced, one no longer has any power within themselves. Alex is told by the prison warden, "When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man". After being told, Alex is still chooses to sign over his rights as an individual. In each stage, Alex's point of view shows how he loses his natural power as he loses his choice. When Alex regains his ability to choose between good and evil, he narrates, "And there was the slow movement and the lovely last singing movement was to come. I was cured all right". Through this thought, he demonstrates power through the ability of choice. Even though he once again chooses evil to display his power through ultra-violence. This thought is paramount to the reader's understanding of how the ability of choice is closely related to ones individual power. The demonstration of his free will and his loss of power through the absence of choice is effectively accomplished through the use of first person narration.
Throughout this story, choice has proven many aspects of power and it's abuse. Through strong symbols in imagery, Alex's characterization, and his point of view, the absence of choice is proven as the most debilitating and most overlooked deprivation of one's individual power. In everyone's life, the struggle for power exists in all situations. The decision between good and evil is the power that anyone must have as an individual. The choice of which path to take is dependent on the person and the situation, but the realization that both exist is a power unto itself.
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Basically I'm going to need a 2 page paper no less no more. I NEED FOR THE CRITERIA TO BE FOLLOWED ITS SPECFIC .... (Look at attachments for them).... I have a six page essay written by someone else but obviously it would be so sister plagiarism if I tryed handing in a paper identical to the six page paper .