A Clockwork Orange: Choice and Life-Course Theory
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3. Theorize about Alex's delinquency. Use strain, social learning, control, or labeling theories. You may also develop an integrated theory drawing on any number of the above listed theories. Integrated theories do not just apply various components of the theories as they "fit", but, rather, they are meant to explain a phenomena (i.e. delinquency) in a way in which one theory cannot do by itself.
It is without a doubt that Alex experienced an excess amount of stain, was learning from his peers to be a sort of "leader" in delinquency, was not presented with strong direct controls, and was labeled as a bad person more than one time throughout the book.
From the beginning Alex's "droogs" were always looking up to him for direction. He had been learning by these experiences a life of crime and he enjoyed and strived to be a leader in these crimes. When he was losing his control of his friends he tried harder to gain their trust in him as a leader. For example, when he broke into the lady's house