Norman Bates Character Analysis

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For those of you who recognize this character’s name I hope it gives you some shivers. For those who have no idea who he is I will explain. He is a character in a movie directed by one of the most creative and spectacular movie directors Alfred Hitchcock. Who made horror movies the way they should be made and all of his affect you psychologically. It all began in 1960 when Hitchcock made the horror movie classic “Psycho” starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. The movie was based on a 1959 novel by the same name written by Robert Bloch. The book was about the crimes committed by Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein.
Now let’s get back to Norman. In the movie classic “Psycho” Norman Bates is brilliantly played by Anthony Perkins. Poor Norman doesn’t have his screws screwed too tightly all as a result of a mother who just didn’t raise him right and when she decided to invite a man into her life Norman killed both her and the guy. As a result of which Norman lives with the stuffed corpse of his mom, hears her voice and becomes his mother all dressed up in a wig and dress when it’s time to kill someone. Let’s just say poor Norman was ruled by a domineering mother when she was alive and she continued dominating him even in
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There are a total of four. Psycho II, Psycho III, and Psycho IV: The Beginning. The rest of the Psycho movies were brilliantly directed by Norman himself, actor Anthony Perkins and he stars in all of them as well. In these movies Perkins keeps the Hitchcock psychological mastery alive and well. You get to learn so much more about Norman and in a way you also learn to feel sorry for this poor deluded and insane man and yes, perhaps in a way to also love him. Just looking into his expressive eyes you see that he is more lost little boy than a grown-up man and somewhere deep down a glint of
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