In Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock, the conversation between Marion and Norman has shown extreme importance to both the plot and the themes of the movie. As the movie shown Norman's psychotic mind, we but give great evidence of how the environment had influence on him. With the comparison of other character's personalities, audiences are actually persuaded back to see the similarity of his mind to normal people's. Traps are also discussed in this significannot
dialogue, to show his logical thinking of his situation. As scenes of logics shown from Norman comes up one by one, Norman's rational process of thinking give as a big question Is he really a Psycho or just the smartest murderer?'
In comparison from Norman Bates' psychotic mind to Marion Crane and Sam Loomis's, they are very similar as shown in one of the example in the dialogue. In the dialogue, Norman's logical explanation of his situation has shown his rational mind, as normal as any other people. He explained to Marion his loyalty to his mother which if her mother really is like described, he is the best boy a mother can have. In comparison to Marion, the psycho has actually even more logically than she is - a normal person, as he point out she can't hide from the traps once she choose to step on them. I think that we're all in our private traps-clamped in them. And none of us can ever get out. We- we scratch for all of it but we never budge an inch.' The logic of his mind can even explain and redirect a normal person, and therefore, the dialogue is very significannot
in the proving of Norman Bates is actually a very clever person.
Even, after their conversation, the murder of Marion to Norman's personality is a symbol of sexual act or rape in his psychotic mind. In comparison to Marion and Sam, his sexual desire is similar to... [continues]
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