American Psycho and Social Criticism. Illusion or Reality? by Lena Groß PDF

By Lena Groß

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 triggered an immense scandal after its booklet in 2000 (Lee Brien). It covers the tale of the serial killer Patrick Bateman, who enjoys a superb recognition all over the place in long island. Bateman is a tender, athletic, good-looking, winning, and stereotypical Eighties yuppie, who you can see in magazines, journals, advertisements for Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss, and on Wall highway. however, he murders, rapes, tortures, mutilates, and cannibalizes his sufferers, yet his merciless acts stay undetected. first and foremost sight, Patrick’s habit turns out very frustrating simply because he neither presents the viewers with any purposes for his murders, nor with any mental perception into his personality to justify his activities. Taking a more in-depth 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 really ‘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 turn 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 to whether the murders are genuine or simply a manufactured from Bateman’s mind's eye, and in the event that they are genuine, is the society so excessive that now not even the crime concerns and he's capable of get away unpunished?
In this paper, this question and particularly what the murders are approximately to precise both method should be analyzed in view of social feedback. consequently, firstly, American society within the Nineteen Eighties could be defined to aid the reader higher comprehend the modern historic heritage to which the motion picture refers. thus, the amoral materialism in American client society pictured in American Psycho could be defined to elucidate the social situations Bateman lives in. therefore, Bateman’s merciless activities might be analyzed and its fact content material should be mentioned to afterward finish that this type of society isn't capable of satisfy his existence and via the aid of violence Bateman desires to break out the conformity of America’s superficial society.

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