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Psychological Discussion of Alex (A Clockwork Orange)

1) if you had to diagnose Alex with a psychological disorder based on his behaviors and beliefs, which one would you chosse? explian

2) what are some explanations of Alex's excesssive aggression? Discuss both biological and psychological influences.

3) discuss one other psychological theme that you have seen in the movie.explain

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A Clockwork Orange is a movie that is set in the future. The city is governed by a totalitarian government which oppresses the people. The citizens of the city have become passive and ignore the violence around them. The protagonist in the story is a 15-year-old boy named Alex. Alex is the leader of a gang of teenage criminals. He is very violent and is involved in fights, crime sprees, rapes and murder.

If I had to diagnose Alex, I would definitely consider Antisocial Personality Disorder, which is characterized by:

? Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest
? Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for ...

Solution Summary

In this answer I give my opinion about a possible psychological diagnosis for the character Alex, from the book (and movie) "A Clockwork Orange". My opinion is based on sources, which I have referenced. In addition, I discuss some explanations for Alex's aggressive behavior as well as one psychological theme in "A Clockwork Orange".

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