Study Guide

The Wanting Seed Part 2, Chapter 2

By Anthony Burgess

Part 2, Chapter 2

  • Beatrice-Joanna writes a love letter to Derek, believing that letters aren't censored or screened. In it, she asks him to work in the word "love" or "desire" during his next television appearance, as a sign that he still loves her.
  • When she goes out to mail the letter, Beatrice-Joanna witnesses a group of greyboys beating up a drunken old man. She tells them off, but they tell her to mind her own business.