A Clockwork Orange - Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary

In the final chapter of this portion of the book, we find Alex being dragged into a whitewashed room at the police station. The room smells like vomit, excrement, and disinfectant. Alex can hear the other inmates singing and cursing, and he also hears the police telling the inmates to shut up. Finally, he hears an inmate being beaten and wailing in pain.

Alex watches as the officers drink some tea, and catches his own reflection in the mirror. To his horror, Alex sees how terrible he looks. His mouth and nose are swollen, and his eyes are red. The police laugh.

Alex demands an attorney, telling the officers that he knows the law and his right to counsel. The officers laugh again. They tell Alex that they know the law, too, and one of the officers punches Alex in the...

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