Essays Tagged: "Norman Bates"

A Thematic Analysis of Psycho

sity that Marion feels while at the motel is felt by the audience. As Marion shudders while hearing Norman's mother yell at him, the audience's suspicions are heightened as Hitchcock has, at this poin ... arion the vital link between the audience and the plot.The initial confrontation between Marion and Norman Bates is used by Hitchcock to subtly and slowly sway the audience's sympathy from Marion to N ...

(6 pages) 288 3 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe. For both madness exists in the world

Fall of the House of Usher' and Psycho are two very similar studies in madness. Roderick Usher and Norman Bates are both insane. They have many common traits although they are also quite different. T ... raits although they are also quite different. They are victims of their fears and their obsessions. Norman who seems agreeable and shy is, in reality, a homicidal maniac who has committed matricide. H ...

(5 pages) 81 1 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The biography of Alfred Hitchcock

. She decides to stay at the Bate's Motel along the way, there she is greeted by the oh-so friendly Norman Bates. Norman Bates, however, lives under the domineering specter of his deceased mother. Mar ...

(6 pages) 70 0 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Hitchcock's Psycho. This essay explores Marion Cranes' motivations to steal $40,000, her struggle with her sense of guilt, and the circumstances that lead her to Bates' Motel.

approximately 15 miles to Fairvale; she may have made it to Fairvale if she hadn't traded her car. Norman Bates, the owner of the Bates Motel, checks Marion into room 1. It appears the key to room 1 ... rcome her inner guilt. Marion decides to return to Phoenix after having a lengthy conversation with Norman. Norman tells Marion, "I think that we're all in our private traps, clamped in them, and none ...

(6 pages) 44 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A fiction story about a night with Norman Bates.

Norman Bates and I were trick or treating in a haunted cemetery. There was a full moon out and a hea ... bats came out of the crypt and frightened me so much my skeleton jumped out of my body. I turned to Norman and said, "Norman we better run it is terrifying in here". Norman said in an icy voice "oh, b ... e went inside and I saw my mom dressed up in her corny pumpkin costume ready for trick or treaters. Norman, or I should say Frankenstein, bit her and turned her in to a terrifying and eerie witch. We ...

(1 pages) 21 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Alfred Hitchcock, Master Of Suspense: A director who loves to manipulate the audience through his films.

n Psycho arises from wondering who is going to be killed next. Alfred Hitchcock gives an image that Norman Bates' mother is alive. He does this by describing Norman Bates as being controlled by his mo ... led by his mother. He does not tell the truth about the mother being dead, but does not lie either. Norman's mother is dead, but is alive in the mind of Norman. The audience thinks that the mother is ...

(4 pages) 95 0 2.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Ed Gein the Serial Killer Biography (written in a speech format).

ach of these blood-curdling films actually occurred. In real life though, the killer's name was not Norman Bates, Leatherface or Jame Gumb..... but Edward Gein.Ed Gein grew up on a farm a few miles ou ...

(4 pages) 77 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Why people watch scary movie?

r to deposit in the bank. She then escapes and stays for the night in an empty motel that is run by Norman Bates, who claims to have a sick and bad tempered old mother who lives with him in the house ... ered old mother who lives with him in the house next to the motel. While Marion is taking a shower, Norman's mother appears and stabs her to death. When Norman finds Marion dead, he can't believe his ...

(4 pages) 59 1 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Oral presentation: "that a mothers love is the most important love of all", first affirmative speaker, examples from the book "A Fortunate Life" A.B Facey

rived from child abandonment comes from Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Psycho. In it we see a grown man, Norman Bates; who feels abandoned after the death of his mother, develop some serious mental illness ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Dynamics in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window and Psycho

s character Jeff Jeffries. The same theme is also present in Psycho with Anthony Perkin's character Norman Bates, but, unlike Rear Window, Psycho doesn't use it as the backbone of the plot. Reasons fo ... because of his broken leg so his voyeurism is a result of his boredom and fueled by his curiosity. Norman Bates has more of an obsession and his behavior is attributed to his character and not his ci ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


that would rise from its own ashes""a new life would come from death. From the death of his mother, Norman's life was over ran by his new life of mother in him.2. References of family drama that exist ... e first impression that we get of country life is that things seem to be calm and tranquil.6. After Norman leaves for his umbrella, Marion overhears Norman arguing with his mother about where or not M ...

(1 pages) 367 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Analysis Of How Narrative And Genre Create Meaning And Response In The Sequence Starting With Marion Crane’s Arrival At ‘The Bates Motel’, Ending With Her Murder In The Shower In Psycho By Alfred Hitchcock

Dracula. Then the way in which it lent to future developments in horror. The eventual protagonist: Norman Bates, a character loosely based on the aforementioned Ed Gaines set up a stock character whi ... udy of "˜Psycho': "The scene prepares us for the transference of our interests from Marion to Norman."�. Through similar techniques to the ones used in the introduction of the original pr ...

(8 pages) 21 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”

alternating personalities (Myers, 2001). In Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"� the main character Norman Bates, is initially portrayed as a sensitive and kind-hearted young man, dominated by his ove ... s over-bearing mother. It isn't until the end of the film however, that the audience discovers that Norman is both himself and his mother.Norman Bates, manager of Bates Motel, is introduced as a quiet ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Psycho" is a film about being trapped

traffic seem grow smaller, eventually forcing Marion to retire to a motel.It is here where we meet Norman Bates, a friendly chap who offers a vacancy for Marion. While he is very hospitable, there is ... Big Brother. Right before the infamous shower scene, the audience sees through the point of view of Norman, as he is being a peeping tom on the unsuspecting Marion.Norman is very much like Marion, in ...

(4 pages) 24 0 3.8 Jun/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


The music fits the situations and events that take place. The playing of the screeching music when Norman Bates is in the process of stabbing Lila Crane in the shower, just the effect of the music ma ... rs the idea that something going on is happening, but in reality, it's not. For example, in Psycho, Norman Bates' mother really turners out to be Bates himself. And for Dial M for Murder, the key that ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Thriller Essay

camera angles and camera shots.The scene begins with what seems a well-intentioned invitation from Norman Bates the hotel owner to Marion crane the only hotel guest to come into his parlour (located ... ill be a framing shot as they enter the parlour together.While Marion is placed in bright lighting, Norman will literally be kept in the shadows. The backgrounds of either character are in contrast to ...

(4 pages) 1770 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Ethics of "A Beautiful Mind"

es are usually portrayed as serial killers, psychopaths, or as objects of amusement or pity such as Norman Bates in Psycho, Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs, Bobby Bouchet in The Waterboy o ... nse treatment to control. When treatment is shown, is muted, and downplayed. In the examples above, Norman Bates, Hannibal Lector and John Nash were forcibly restrained in mental institutions. The fin ...

(14 pages) 101 1 5.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Human Behaivour

ession' This is very much true; we see this in both 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'Psycho' when Norman Bates looks through the wall at Marion but also dresses as him mother so he can kill her beca ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

The Deathly Facts of Life: A Theme of Inevitable and Unexpected Death in Two Gothic Works

more worried about how to hide the cash she has stolen. As a result, her life is suddenly taken by Norman Bates. In "The Masque of the Red Death", the mass death of the nobles is certainly ironic and ... sist in establishing the theme by being the driving forces of the unexpected and inevitable deaths. Norman Bates, the man who murders Marion Crane, is introduced as a friendly man. His caring and warm ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Classical and Postclassical Narrative

aspect of the classical Hollywood narrative. This is clearly evident in Psycho in the characters of Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and Marion Crane (Janet Leigh). Norman is an extremely complex, multi ... ng what Mother has done. Before we find out about his personality disorder we feel sympathy towards Norman as he seems to be extremely sheltered and dominated by his mother. Marion Crane is also a mul ...

(7 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies