Metamorphosis In Buffalo Bill

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Buffalo Bill, this nick name started as a joke in Kansas City Homicide. They said, “this one likes to skin his humps”. Bill is a cruel and crazy killer. He thought he was the transvestist, but he just immersed in his desire completely. He is greedy and vicious. I think it maybe vent his morbid and depress to the world. It is the result of lacking love in his childhood. He wants to be a woman, and search the maternal love from himself. He killed five women, and skin them to sew the cloth for himself. When he was young, Buffalo bill want to degenerate, but failed because his criminal record. Buffalo Bill had been applying for sex-change surgery, but hospitals had rejected his request. He thought he can wear woman’s skin to become a woman. Bill’s mother is a…show more content…
he loves his pet dog, when the victim grabbed the dog 's neck, Buffalo Bill became very helpless, his tears flowed out of the eyes. This scene shows that Buffalo Bill remind his childish. He want to change, but he didn’t choose the rational way to save his spirit. Buffalo bill take the ghost butterfly pupa in the mouth of the victim. This detail reflects his desire of metamorphosis. 4.2 Analysis of the causes of Bill 's personality by…show more content…
According Freud’s theory: “The "dissolution" of the Oedipus Complex is then achieved when the child 's rivalrous identification with the parental figure is transformed into the pacifying identifications of the Ego ideal which assume both similarity and difference and acknowledge the separateness and autonomy of the other”.( Cavell, Marcia The Psychoanalytic Mind, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press 1996, p. 225) Every male child always has the Oedipus complex, they attaching their mothers and imitate their fathers. In the novel, he watch the video of his mother again and
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