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Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange Essay

959 words - 4 pages

Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

What makes Alex build his pleasure on others’ pain? Is it immoral?
-Alex’s background (material life of his family without spiritual education)
-He cannot understand morality as he cannot experience in his life.

The morality in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is difficult to be judged. Since the narrator and the protagonist is Alex, the audiences are led to the subjective world of him. The audiences see through Alex’s eye. They steps into the world of A Clockwork Orange, therefore they may have sympathy towards Alex’s suffers. Alex dose most of the guilt for pleasure, he deserves to be punished. However, Should it be moral for the people to ...view middle of the document...

|And more joyful sounds! |
|Freude! Freude! |Joy! Joy! |
|Freude, schöner Götterfunken |Joy, beautiful spark of gods |
|Tochter aus Elysium, |Daughter of Elysium, |
|Wir betreten feuertrunken, |We enter drunk with fire, |
|Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! |Heavenly one, your sanctuary! |
|Deine Zauber binden wieder |Your magic binds again |
|Was die Mode streng geteilt; |What custom strictly divided. |
|Alle Menschen werden Brüder, |All men become brothers, |
|Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt. |Where your gentle wing rests. |
|Wem der große Wurf gelungen, |Whoever has had the great fortune |
|Eines Freundes Freund zu sein; |To be a friend's friend, |
|Wer ein holdes Weib errungen, |Whoever has won a devoted wife, |
|Mische seinen Jubel ein! |Join in our jubilation! |
|Ja, wer auch nur eine Seele |Indeed, whoever can call even one soul, |
|Sein nennt auf dem Erdenrund! |His own on this earth! |
|Und wer's nie gekonnt, der stehle |And whoever was never able to, must creep |
|Weinend sich aus diesem Bund! |Tearfully away from this band! |
|Freude trinken alle Wesen |Joy all creatures drink |
|An den Brüsten der Natur; |At the breasts of nature; |
|Alle Guten, alle Bösen |All good, all bad |
|Folgen ihrer Rosenspur. |Follow her trail of roses. |
|Küße gab sie uns und Reben, |Kisses she gave us, and wine, |
|Einen Freund, geprüft im Tod; |A friend,...

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