American Psycho and Social Criticism. Illusion or Reality? - download pdf or read online

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 an enormous scandal after its booklet in 2000 (Lee Brien). It covers the tale of the serial killer Patrick Bateman, who enjoys a great acceptance in every single place in long island. Bateman is a tender, athletic, good-looking, winning, and stereotypical Nineteen Eighties yuppie, who you could see in magazines, journals, advertisements for Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss, and on Wall highway. nonetheless, 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 ailment 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 a lot of these murders rather occurred simply because a few inconsistencies in his tale develop into obvious e.g. Bateman outlines the homicide of a guy, who at this element used to be now not even on the town. consequently, the query is raised as to if the murders are actual or simply a made of Bateman’s mind's eye, and in the event that they are genuine, is the society so excessive that no longer even the crime issues and he's capable of get away unpunished?
In this paper, this question and particularly what the murders are approximately to precise both approach should be analyzed in view of social feedback. as a result, to start with, American society within the Nineteen Eighties should be defined to assist the reader larger comprehend the modern historic heritage to which the motion picture refers. in this case, the amoral materialism in American buyer society pictured in American Psycho could be defined to explain the social situations Bateman lives in. as a result, Bateman’s merciless activities can be analyzed and its fact content material could be mentioned to afterward finish that this sort of society isn't really capable of satisfy his existence and by way of assistance from violence Bateman desires to get away the conformity of America’s superficial society.

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