A Clockwork Orange - Part 1, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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We begin the story with and introduction to the main character, Alex, and his 3 droogs (friends). Alex and his droogs, Dim, Pete, and Georgie, are sitting in the Korova Milk Bar, a place that serves milk laced with drugs like hallucinogens and stimulants to the patrons, trying to decide what they are going to do with themselves that evening. Alex and his droogs are young, with pockets full of money, and very well dressed. He gives a description of the other people at the bar, too. There are young women who are wearing makeup and dresses that have the names of the men they have had sex with before they were 14. At first Alex thinks about ditching one of his friends and the remainder going off with the girls, but he then changes his mind. After looking at the man next to him, who is hallucinating from the drugs in...

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