To begin, Alex and his group of friends go about the night to wreak havoc and act rebellious. You would thing Alex would have parents who don’t really car about him but that is quite the opposite. He just lies to them and tells them that he has a job and that’s why he is out late. Early in the novel we see right off the bat that he and his friends take hallucinogenic drugs that are placed inside of milkshakes. This along with Beethoven symphony pushes him and his friends to roam the streets terrorizing the elderly, rob convenience stores, and rape women.
After drinking the spiked milk (Alex proclaims it will make him sharp and ready for violence), the boys assault an old scholar and rob a candy store. They then violently assault an old drunken vagrant with vicious force. Alex tells the reader he is enjoying his usual acts of violence. Alex’s enjoyment is boosted further when he comes across Billy Boy. Billy Boy is another teenager with an equally notorious gang, although they are more brute force and lack the brains Alex and Georgie have.
As I was sitting home on a rainy day I watched the movie, The Shawshank Redemption that starred Tim Robbins as Andy and Morgan Freeman as Red. The movie is about a banker name Andy Dufresney who is sent to prison for murdering his wife and her lover that he claims he did not do. In prison Andy became friends with a black prisoner name Red. One day while in the laundry room Andy overheard one of the guards (Guard Hadley) talking about taxes on an inheritance he’s about to receive. Andy told guard Hadley how he could avoid paying so much in tax money.
His nose was bleeding and he felt like his ribs were broken but he pushed through the beating just to prove that he was tough. Later that night he and his friends robbed an older gentlemen as he was walking to the store around the corner from his home. They really did not need the money but decided to use it to buy drugs and brew for the night. Tonight was the night they were going to celebrate their arrival into one of the cult gangs. After nnamabia joined the cult gang he began to be in and out of prison.
At the age of 11, Karl saw his father's boss's son having his way with his mother and assumes the worst. He then proceeds to attack the man with a Slingblade and kills him. When Karl learned his mother was enjoying the event, he kills her to. About 25 years later, the psychiatric hospital feels Karl is cured and they release him into the world on his own. When the student newspaper reporter asked Karl if he would kill again, Karl stated, "I reckon I got no reason to kill nobody."
He was ashamed of his looks, his attire, his social position and his poor education. American Tragedy (1925) by Theodore Dreiser is the tragic story of a man whose fate is sealed and ambitions are shaped by society's values. Clyde, in trying to fit in with the norms of society, gets into more trouble than he could ever imagine. His trouble begins in Kansas City, where he works at a hotel and runs with some boys who are not all bad, yet are not good either. When these rowdy boys "borrow" a car and pick up their girls for some fun, they hit and kill a little girl.
Having watched his mother be beat to death by his father after he tried to defend her and was chained to a radiator he inherited a strong animosity toward women beaters. In his police work he took swift action when he witnessed or even suspected any sort of assault against women. However, just as many police officers who fall to corruption he began accepting gratuities. Gratuities of alcohol, which assist in first getting his partner intoxicated on the job, and later is added to a party held in the departments headquarters. This party, while initially a held for Christmas, lead to a group of Mexicans being beaten for assaulting two officers on Christmas eve.
Earlier in the book Dim rudely interrupts an opera singer in the milk bar. This greatly upsets Alex and he goes on to strike Dim in the mouth to shut him up. Dim complains that he did not deserve the hit, but Alex says otherwise. Alex does not want any disruptions while he is enjoying his music. This would further explain why Alex drugs the two girls he met in the record store.
The whole city of Holcomb is shocked by the killing of the loved family and everybody is scared. Perry and Dick stay in Mexico for a while but then they want to return to the states again, they decide to hitchhike back to the USA. Then Floyd Wells, a former cellmate of Dick. Dick told Wells that he was planning to kill the Clutters and leave no witnesses. Floyd Wells reads about the murder and tips the police of the possible murderers.
The gang proposes they rob a rich old woman's house. After an unsuccessful attempt to get the woman to open the door, Alex sneaks into the house while his friends wait outside. He gets into a fight with the woman and her cats, but the police soon arrive. His friends betray him, temporarily blinding him while they flee, and Alex is arrested. The police brutalize Alex and are elated to have caught him.