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Night and Darkness

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Alex identifies with the night and all things associated with it. According to him, so do the other "modern youth," since they rule the streets at night. Night and darkness represent a sort of security and privacy that Alex and other modern youth crave. Perhaps because they can't be seen or found as easily; perhaps because it heightens the feeling of anonymity. Either way, as a setting, it certainly enables crime.

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