Analysis Of The Shower Scene In Psycho

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The scene gets more depth with Hitchcock’s flagellating the viewers with shrieking violin sounds that the viewers cannot evade just like Marion can from the slashing knife. Truffaut calls the entire construction of Psycho “a sort of scale of the abnormal” (277). Marion, the sexy blonde woman, a natural object of desire is stabbed by Norman’s mother in the shower even before half of the movie is over. According to David Lehman “The greatest danger is the nearest, and one reason the shower scene in Psycho is the scariest and most threatening in all of Hitchcock is that it violates the defenceless heroine in the most private and intimate of places” (5). In Psycho one crime follows another-adultry, theft and then one crime followed by another
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