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By Lena Groß

ISBN-10: 3656600988

ISBN-13: 9783656600985

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2013 within the topic English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg college Mainz, language: English, summary: The filming of Bret Easton Ellis’ bestseller novel American Psycho prompted a huge scandal after its ebook in 2000 (Lee Brien). It covers the tale of the serial killer Patrick Bateman, who enjoys a very good popularity far and wide in long island. Bateman is a tender, athletic, good-looking, profitable, and stereotypical Eighties yuppie, who you can see in magazines, journals, ads for Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss, and on Wall highway. nevertheless, he murders, rapes, tortures, mutilates, and cannibalizes his sufferers, yet his merciless acts stay undetected. at the beginning sight, Patrick’s habit turns out very frustrating simply because he neither offers the viewers with any purposes for his murders, nor with any mental perception into his personality to justify his activities. Taking a better glance, his habit and violence are an expression of the materialistic, superficial nature of the yank society to which Bateman desires to belong “and into which his illness and inhumanity do truly ‘fit’” (Horsley 222).
Although loads of Bateman’s brutal activities are proven, on the finish of the motion picture the viewers involves query if these kinds of murders fairly occurred simply because a few inconsistencies in his tale develop into obvious e.g. Bateman outlines the homicide of a guy, who at this aspect used to be no longer even on the town. consequently, the query is raised to whether the murders are genuine or simply a made of Bateman’s mind's eye, and in the event that they are actual, is the society so excessive that now not even the crime issues and he's in a position to get away unpunished?
In this paper, this query and particularly what the murders are approximately to specific both method may be analyzed in view of social feedback. as a result, to begin with, American society within the Nineteen Eighties should be defined to assist the reader larger comprehend the modern historic historical past to which the motion picture refers. as a result, the amoral materialism in American buyer society pictured in American Psycho may be defined to elucidate the social situations Bateman lives in. hence, Bateman’s merciless activities may be analyzed and its fact content material should be mentioned to afterward finish that this sort of society isn't really in a position to satisfy his existence and by way of the aid of violence Bateman desires to break out the conformity of America’s superficial society.

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