Question on the ending of "A Clockwork Orange" Hi everybody, Hope this counts as a brain teaser. Anyways I watched a movie called "A Clockwork Orange" by Stanley Kubrick the other day and was a bit confused at the ending. I was wondering why the doctors reversed Alex's treatment? I thought it might have something to do with giving the government a better image, but the reversal implies Alex could go back to being a criminal, and he could kill again, which would look bad for the government. So it seems the government is screwed either way. Any thoughts?