How does A Clockwork Orange end?

What happened to Alex at the end of A Clockwork Orange?

The Alex at the film’s end is both totally the same as and totally different from the dude we meet in the milk bar. While Alex is unconscious after attempting suicide, doctors do something to his brain to reverse the Ludovico technique.

What does the last scene of A Clockwork Orange mean?

The implication of the ending of the movie is that the politicians were willing to let Alex be his old self again, as long as it made them (temporarily) look good (not to mention that they used Alex’s conditioning and subsequent rehabilitation to settle a score against the writer who drove Alex insane).

What is the moral of Clockwork Orange?

The central message of A Clockwork Orange seems to be that the freedom to choose (good or evil) is fundamental to mankind. Indeed, this element of moral choice distinguishes humans from machines and robots.

Was Alex actually cured?

Alex is never actually “cured” in “A Clockwork Orange” and is actually faking his Pavlovian response during the film.

What does Droogie mean?

(druːɡ) n. a member of a gang of thugs.

How old is Alex at the end of Clockwork Orange?

Alex is 15 years old by the beginning of the book and 17 by the end of it. However, to minimize controversy, his age started from 17 and ended at 19 in the film.

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Who is the antagonist in A Clockwork Orange?

Alexander, one of Alex’s primary antagonists, Alex remains completely uninterested in explaining his actions in terms of abstract or theoretical notions, and he rarely considers himself in a larger social context.

Why is it called A Clockwork Orange?

As Anthony Burgess writes in the introduction (entitled “A Clockwork Orange Resucked,” hee hee) the title refers to a person who “has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil or (since this is increasingly replacing both) the …