Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cool Characters: Alex DeLarge



The argument of nature versus nurture will perhaps never be resolved.  Some believe that criminals are born, while others believe they are created.  That sort of polarized, extremist thinking prevents us from finding a resolution.  Despite our many technological and scientific advances, we remain ill equipped to deal with our own criminal element.  This is especially true in regards to the emotionally and mentally disturbed.  Some humans are defective.  If they don’t deserve to put down like rabid dogs, how do we deal with them?  Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ frightening dystopian novella proposes an answer, albeit a horrifying one.