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A Clockwork Orange Scene 14

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Scene 14

Scene 14

  • Alex goes home to his parents' apartment and finds that someone else is living in his room.
  • His parents don't seem all that excited to have their murderer of a son back, even if he is "completely reformed" (according to Alex).
  • Alex's dad introduces the lodger as Joe.
  • Joe, who wears his belt on the outside of his sweater, says he is more like a son to them than Alex is.
  • Alex wants to punch him, but the thought makes him sick.
  • Dad reveals that all of Alex's things were taken by the police and sold as compensation for the victims.
  • Except the snake. He wasn't taken away by the police; he died. RIP, Basil the snake.
  • Dad says they can't kick Joe out because he's paid through the end of the month.
  • Alex storms out as his mother cries.

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