Bates Motel Case Study

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Marion a real estate secretary is on the run after stealing $40,000 from her boss. She steals the money because she wants to get married to her boyfriend Sam but since they can’t afford to, Marion decides to steal money that her boss gave her to deposit in the bank. Her run away to California(where her boyfriend lives) is interrupted by a heavy rainstorm.She stops for the night at the Bates Motel and meets the motel owner Norman Bates. He invites her for dinner.While in her room she hears Norman 's mom yell at him for wanting to bring a girl into the house. Instead they eat in Norman 's office.There she sees Normans bird taxidermies. They return back to their rooms and Marion decides to take a shower. As she is taking a showering a someone comes to her room stabs her to death. Norman…show more content…
Norman says she mentally ill and doesn’t let him talk to her . Later he secretly sneaks in to Norman’s home in search of his mom. There he is attacked and murdered. Lila gets worried because she hasn’t heard from Arbogast so her and Sam decide to go check of Bates Motel.At the motel, Lila and Sam meet Norman. Sam distracts him by talking to Norman while Lila sneaks up to the house. There they discover that Norman’s mom is dead. Finally in the courthouse a psychiatrist explains that Norman murdered Mrs. Bates because he didn’t get attention after his father died.Norman begin guilty of killing his mom he gave life to her dead body and began to treat it as if she were still alive. Norman confesses to murdering Marion and Arbogast and hiding the evidence by getting rid of their bodies in a swamp near by. He also says he had no idea about the $40,000 which Marion stole. Some of the important characters include Norman a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother, Marion a real estate secretary who steals $40,000 from her boss , Lila the sister of Marion, Sam Marion’s boyfriend and Arbogast the private investigator the boss hires to find the

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