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" Listening to the J.S. Bach, I began to pony away to the brown gorgeousness of the starry German master, that I would like to have tolchocked them both harder and ripped them to ribbons on their own floor. (34) "

Young Alex, naпve, unloving, and uncaring to the world he lived in. The screaming decade of the 70's is the setting of when the story takes place. A group of young teenage boys out and about looking for a good time but by what definition is a good time? If some people see a good time as hanging out at the movies and talking on the phone, then their imagination is far off from what Alex and his droogs are plotting.

Walking around in a small clique of 4 wearing and dressing in their own fashion and style. Alex is the leader of his small army and friends. He first introduces his strange behavior by walking the streets in search for some action and by means of action meaning fights, drinking, and sometimes in search of young girls to ravage.

Alex's venture is to change his life around without realizing what he once was to a new beginning or becoming an adult. The beginning of his teenage life was being a young violent seeker and having a certain love for immoral acts against people or any living subject that he could find a way to hurt. Like young teenagers or youths there is a stage that they go through where they believe they are infinite and nothing can harm them or create a recognizable danger. There is a journey to becoming an adult and it may not be as violent or as sad a journey as young Alexs' but there is that road that teenagers travel down where they may learn their mistake and right they wrongs. Alex may not realize what his quest is in the beginning but it becomes clear once he has undergone the worst of his punishment that in return to fit the crimes he had committed.

Alex begins his journey of departure when he challenges another group of boys to a duel, which resulted in near death to one of the members of the opposing gang. Alex and his droogs get away clean without remorse of fear from authority. They go out once again on their spree of violence in search of new ways to receive entertainment that meets their definition. After finding a house out in the country they ravage the young wife of a writer and take pleasure in seeing the writer himself cry out in pain as his witnesses his wives demise. Through out the first six chapters there is a repetition of his acts of violence until his trusted droogs turn him in by a simple twist of betrayal and hate. Alex is forced serve time in a prison or correctional vicinity. Up until Alex had reached his punishment he was still undergoing his departure and now had reached his state of initiation.

Alex had spent nearly two years in jail and had already devised a way out. He had no clue what new program lay ahead but only it was his ticket out of jail, out of that hellhole in his eyes. His "wise old man," was the warden who saw Alex as a young man ready to change his life around but little did the man know that Alex wasn't about to give up his horrorshow style of living. He had enjoyed too much of the immoral act of violence and in his mind it was all a boy could want. Since the warden was not a very big help to Alex's escape plan Alex took it upon himself to scheme a way out. Without the knowledge of his future or what lay ahead Alex volunteered himself for the new rehabilitation program. There had been no others before him in the program so Alex took it upon his own ideas as to what he was going to be put through.

Alex spent the next month or so in a hospital where he was being used as a human guinea pig. His wasteland was his punishment for all the crimes he had committed. He spent his hours watching videos of violence and taking unprescribed medication. The government had used Alex in order to run tests and a first experiment or trial run. They had taken away his freedom and his right to choose what was right or wrong. He had no choice to get sick at the thought of violence or to act helpless when he was faced with a fight. In the publics opinion he deserved all that he received as penalty for his sins. Being in jail for almost a life sentence would not have changed a thing about his idea on life and how he spent his fun. He never evolved properly from being evil to becoming good. He was good by force and not by choice. All the experiments brought about a non-effective way to change criminals and Alex was later released with his mentality tampered with and his mind brainwashed.

Once Alex had been released he was back on the streets and looking forward to being home with his family whom he had set aside for so long. They had little love for the son they never really saw. He was replaced quickly and Alex's only means of fighting back was to leave his home. He was still in his own wasteland and his punishment was still not over. He had reached the half way mark and met up with old victims of his troubled and violent past. His once faithful droogs, which had turned him in, had the upper hand in revenge and took the chance when they saw the opportunity arise. Alex was left defenseless and was unable to fight back. His mind and thirst for violence had abandoned him and he was left with the pain of what the experiments had done to him. He was left bloody, beaten, and alone in the forest where his droogs had taken him. His instinct had led him to a home, but not just any home, a place where he had been to before. He led himself to the original house where his violent acts had taken place. He had left a man crippled and his wife dead from the emotional pain Alex and his friends ravaging had brought.

The crippled man was grateful to have Alex in his home. He had no idea yet that this boy was the same one who had taken away his



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