Study Guide

The Wanting Seed Part 1, Chapter 4

By Anthony Burgess

Part 1, Chapter 4

  • In his classroom, Tristram continues to deliver the day's lesson in modern history. He outlines the difference between a Pelagian (liberal) state and an Augustinian (authoritative) one.
  • Tristram gets a bit carried away by the topic of torture methods in an Augustinian state, and suddenly, his students perk up.