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...rk like of heaven…” (Burgess 46). So, even while his pseudo-self is enacting this horror, his true self is making the act less harsh through the appreciation of music. Here, the music is a barrier between the horrors he is committing between his pseudo-self and his true self. So, the ultimate question here is if Alex’s behaviors are a result of his dysfunctional family or are simply the struggles of a battle between individuality and peer pressure, and how this struggle can completely envelop an individual?
Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1986. Print.
""O My Brothers": Reading the Anti-Ethics of the Pseudo- Family in Anthony Burgess's "A Clockwork Orange"" College Literature 29.2 (2002): 19-36. JSTOR. Web. 18 Apr. 2014.
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