By William Shakespeare

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He is thus ‘reformed’, not through moral choice, but only insofar as his mind will not allow him to pursue his violent urges (p. 99). He becomes that unnatural thing, ‘a clockwork orange’ (p. 100) acting without volition. Alex becomes a pawn in the struggle between two political systems, and is subsequently de-programmed so that he can return to a life of gang violence. He is finally redeemed, not by state intervention, but by the arrival of maturity, which he glimpses, appropriately, in the twenty-first (and final) chapter, which anticipates his eventual adulthood.

Anticipating their university years the three articulate their aspirations: ‘I would like,’ said Liz, . . ‘to make sense of things. ’ By things, she meant herself. Or she thought she meant herself. ’ By things, she did not mean herself. Or thought she did not mean herself. ‘You reach too high,’ said Esther. ‘I wish to acquire interesting information. ’ ( p. 85) The narrator leaves Esther’s more modest ambitions unmolested, but ironically undercuts the confused naivety of both Liz and Alix, in ways that prefigure their experiences.

91), and most particularly to alcohol, pornography, and his own misogynistic world-view. The defining aspect of the urban junk culture he inhabits is its vicious triumvirate of money–power–sex, the commodification of sexual relations along patriarchal lines, which also characterizes the culture more generally. This dehumanization is attached to the cities that fashion Self ’s high-octane lifestyle. London, which in summertime is ‘unlovely’, an ‘old man with bad breath’ (p. 85), is a place of population density and psychological confusion, where the ongoing division of houses into smaller dwellings is replicated in the inhabitants who ‘are doubling also, dividing, splitting’ (p.

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