Patrick Bateman Essays

  • Patrick Bateman

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    In this movie the character in question is Patrick Bateman, who is a wealthy New York investment vice president who conceals his alternate psychopathic ego from his fellow workers and friends as he grows deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies. Patrick 's life revolves around dining at expensive restaurants, wearing fancy suits to work, keeping up these appearances for his finance Evelyn and his work associates, most of whom who he despises. He works for a company called Pierce and Peirce

  • Gladiator Compare And Contrast Essay

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    found itself coming out in 2000, but with a much different reaction. American Psycho has many similarities with the movie Gladiator and has much the same quality, yet received a lower rating. Some might say Patrick Bateman is the protagonist of this story, but that implies he is a hero. Mr. Bateman is a man of luxury, and works as an investment banker. He is also entirely psychotic. He states in the beginning of the film, “I think my mask of sanity is about to slip” (IMDB.com). When he says “slip,”

  • Character Foils In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    One of the biggest character foils in Jane Eyre is between Mr. Edward Rochester and St. John Rivers. From the first time we meet these characters, it is easy to tell the two apart. While one is ruled by a religious forces the other is controlled by emotions. Jane has to make a choice, and decide how she is going to live the rest of her life. At the end of the novel, she makes a choice between what is expected of her, and what she wants. To simply the question, does she choose the Prince, who is saintly

  • Social Inequality In The White Tiger

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    Introduction Chapter 1 Aravind Adiga who was born on 23 October 1974 is an Indian-Australian writer and journalist. His debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize. The novel studies the contrast between India's rise as a modern global economy and the lead character, Balram, who comes from crushing rural poverty. The novel provides a darkly humorous perspective of India’s class struggle in a globalized world as told through a retrospective narration from Balram Halwai, a village boy

  • Anti-Consumerism In Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club

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    Society’s corporate and cultural influences can be extremely oppressive and tolling forces in people’s daily lives. In Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, characters do all they can to liberate themselves from and rebel against these capitalistic forces. Specifically, the narrator attempts to break free from the binding chains of consumerism and the workforce, and in doing so, he acts as Palahniuk’s vehicle to convey themes of anti- consumerism and nonconformity. Throughout the narrator’s journey, he displays

  • Patrick Bateman In American Psycho

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    Introduction “...there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, …I simply am not there.”  -Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho (1991) How and why does Bret Easton Ellis conflate the characterisation of serial consumerist and serial killer in Patrick Bateman from American Psycho? American Psycho is a 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel focusing around the antihero Patrick Bateman. Patrick Bateman is a Wall Street investment banker

  • Patrick Bateman In American Psycho

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    Exploring the world through the eyes of the anti hero Patrick Bateman, American Psycho exhibits a world in which society is centered around itself in such a scale that even a violent murderous psychopath goes unnoticed. Patrick Bateman is a narcissistic psychopath, who has no qualms about murdering homeless people, prostitutes, old women and even dogs, yet he seems like everyone else in the society. Everyone is so much alike that Bateman’s lawyer and even his colleague confuse him for someone else

  • Hills Like White Elephants Rhetorical Analysis

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    In the short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway, there is a relationship unfolding, a complex relationship difficult to understand. The relationship is revealed by a conversation between a man and a woman, a topic of conversation that people rarely discussed in the period that the story was set. After researching interpretations, it is consistently said “She is pregnant, and he wants her to have an abortion” (Weeks 76), to which I agree that this conversation is about abortion

  • Ecofeminism In Animal Dreams

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    “I only feel it’s worth writing a book if I have something important to say,” the author of Animal Dreams stated (Ryan). Throughout the novel, Barbara Kingsolver chooses to include numerous subjects like parental relationships, Native Americans, U.S. involvement in Nicaragua, and most importantly, ecofeminism (Kingsolver, Barbara and Lisa See 46). Based on her book Holding the Line, which covers the great Arizona mine strike of 1983, Codi and her female town friends are devoted to the protection

  • Bog Queen Seamus Heaney Analysis

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    There’s Always a Chance Seamus Heaney created his poetry from finding inspiration of the things he experienced throughout his life, one of his many quotes that I personally favor is, “If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” Heaney’s utilizes aspects of his life, through his ancestors, violence of his homeland, and Ireland experience to shape his poetry. In Seamus’ Nobel Prize Speech he states, “I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible. I credit it immediately

  • Relationships In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    In A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream two couples face difficulties in love. These pairs are Hermia and Lysander, two Athenian youth, and Titania and Oberon, the king and queen of the fairies. The main focus of the play is the problems that these four face along with the struggles of Demetrius and Helena, but this essay will focus on the first two couples. Hermia and Lysander’s struggles with love are very similar to Titania and Oberon’s except that Hermia and Lysander, being mortals, were negatively affected

  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find Grotesque Analysis

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    Flannery O’Connor is widely regarded as one of the most iconic Southern Gothic grotesque writers. Her works such as Wise Blood and “A Temple Of The Holy Ghost” manifest the grotesque writing style quite distinctly through their themes and characterization. Her characters and themes exemplify grotesque in their disfigured and unsettling nature. Perhaps O’Connor’s most notable work of short fiction, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” exemplifies the physical and moral aspects of grotesque. Physically

  • Feyre's A Court Of Thorns And Roses

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    The book “A Court of Thorns and Roses” is a boring story. I actually wanted to continue reading to see if anything interesting would happen but to no avail. The story is about Feyre, a mortal, who hunts for her poor family. She kills a fairy while hunting for food one day, which in this story fairies are the dominate species, and is forced to live in the kingdom of because of a treaty, leaving her family behind. I thought this was interesting, then i found out this book is actually retelling of

  • The Role Of Feminism In A Thousand Splendid Suns

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    The novel A Thousand Splendid Suns describes the plight of the Afghan women both under the patriarchal social systems of the Afghan society and the brutal forces of political parties. Hosseini actually gives a message through this novel by showing the power of unity through the main characters, Mariam and Laila. With these two characters he has raised the issue of feminism and gender equity. The novel stresses over the rights of women who are not given access to education and freedom of choice. Male

  • The Lake Of Innisfree Analysis

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    When thing got though, people always feel like they want to just leave their reality behind and escape. That desire can be shared by many. shared by many, the hard actuality of life creates the feeling of wanting to escape. The theme of wanting to escape can be seen in the poem, “The Lake of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats and in the story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin. While some differences between the two works are evident like the ways to face the reality of the characters, the point of view and

  • Symbolism In Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

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    Symbolism plays a fundamental role in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”. The different symbols used throughout the story are capable of subtly conveying intricate concepts to the readers of this recognized literary work. It then becomes essential for them to detect all these symbols, and discern the deep meanings which they hold in order to truly grasp the story’s message which the author intended to transmit. Without this insight, many first-time readers may view the story as a simple and

  • Examples Of Feminism In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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    Jane Eyre is a book written by Charlotte Bronte. There are so many different theories one can analyze in this book that it would take too much time to analyze each possible theory. Therefore, the theory that I have found to be the most interesting towards me is feminism. So I will analyze feminism in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Feminism is a prominent as well as being a major controversial topic for writing in the past two centuries at least. In Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre the main character

  • David Zuckerman Rhetorical Analysis

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    Rhetorical Analysis of David Zuckerman (Second Draft) It is a gripping time in today’s America, as now is the time to decide the people who are going to run this country. In many people's eyes the stakes are particularly high, as political leaders in today's election specifically have vastly different ideas. This is mostly due to the candidates running for president, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There have been many past candidates that had the chance of becoming president, one of the more

  • Feminism In A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen

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    Feminism is a movement meant to empower women across the globe and approach issues of inequality women face in society with goals to achieve and established political, social, economic, and cultural rights for women around the globe.“ A Doll’s House” was set during the 19th century Victorian Era. A time period where a woman had no other role than to be what a man wanted her to be, this text would be considered a feminist not only because of Nora but also because of Ibsen's background and his view

  • Vietnamese Women In Vietnam Films

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    2. The Vietnamese Women's representation in Vietnamese war films Under the Vietnamese lens, Vietnamese women are the central figure in many films. They could be a wife and also a guerrilla woman like Sau in Free Fire Zone (1979), a wife waiting for her husband in the homefront like Duyen in When the Tenth Month Comes (1984) or Tram, a doctor in battlefield in Don’t Burn (2009). The common characteristics of these women are feminine, gentle, caring for husbands, children, families, relatives.