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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange


by Anthony Burgess

Vellocet, Synthemesc, Drencrom

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

From the text, we infer that these are hallucinogens added to the milk – a popular drink for the modern youth. Symbolizing evil, these are the poisons the kids choose to be exposed to. While under the influence of these poisons, the youth act out violently and brutally as urchins.

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