A Clockwork Orange - Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary

At the start of the second chapter, we find Alex and his droogs leaving the Duke of New York. They head down the street and see a drunken man singing, and they decide to beat him up. The drunk, though beaten, refuses to stop singing, so Dim punches him in the mouth to shut him up. The man then begins to yell about how terrible the world is and the boys should just finish him off. Alex, in his curiosity listens to him for a bit before the boys beat him up until he spits up blood.

The boys then travel on when the meet up with Billyboy and his droogs near the power plant. Alex describes Billyboy and his friends as an "old-school" gang. They eye each other, not quite sure what they should do with one another, as Billyboy...

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