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Day and Lightness

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Alex contrasts night and darkness with day and lightness. Day and lightness are for the "starry folks." Patrol cars are more abundant on the streets and security is ensured. There is nowhere to hide where sun and light are present, as in the case of the holding cell and interrogation room. Alex feels extremely exposed and vulnerable in the day and in lightness. These are not his elements.

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