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A Clockwork Orange Scene 11

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Scene 11

Scene 11

  • Alex is put in a straitjacket and strapped to a chair, and then his eyelids are held open by a little machine attached to his head.
  • A man sits nearby to put eye drops in his eyes since Alex can't close them.
  • The first movie begins. It's a man being beaten to death by a gang of hoodlums, who looks just like Alex's old friends.
  • Alex thinks all the blood is beautiful.
  • But the more he watches, the worse Alex feels. He thinks it's the food he's been eating.
  • The next film is a woman being gang-raped.
  • Alex feels sick, but he can't shut his eyes.
  • A doctor says the "drug" will make the subject feel a paralysis and a death-like feeling. During this time, he should make the connection between the sick feeling the violence on the screen.

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