A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange
by Anthony Burgess
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Blood

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Alex revels in his descriptions of the red, hot blood that oozes or gushes or pours out from his victims. To him, blood is beauty; he experiences aesthetic joy from the blood he sheds. Considering Alex's violent tendencies, and insofar as Alex delights in destruction, blood also comes to symbolize vitality and energy.

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