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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

by Anthony Burgess

Ludvig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Handel

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

The Classical composers represent all that is ideal to and sacred for Alex, as these composers have created the highest and purest form of art, and therefore joy, for Alex. The fact that one or more of their compositions almost always accompanies Alex's perpetrating a certain crime – which he often commits for sheer aesthetics or sensory bliss – also bodes well for our interpretation.

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