Analysis Of American Psycho By Bret Easton Ellis

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American Psycho was published in 1991 by Bret Easton Ellis. Ellis completely captured the life in New York during the 80s. He used specific details to capture the essence of the 80s with the partying, clothes, and gadgets used in everyday life. American Psycho is about Patrick Bateman, a businessman who lives in New York City. Bateman enjoys - like others - eating at fancy restaurants, wearing the fanciest clothes, and going out with women and his coworkers; however, unlike others in this time period, Bateman has a fascination with killing others. Bateman often interjects while his friends are speaking, saying that he would enjoy to kill them or to kill others; although, since the yuppie lifestyle is in place, they do not notice. American Psycho mentions and portrays the yuppie lifestyle and how self absorption is an issue in everyday life; in addition, Ellis uses language and thoughts to signify that the yuppie lifestyle has been popular since the 80s is a dangerous part of life that can lead to mental health issues in others.
Patrick Bateman suffers from narcissistic personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder;
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Patrick Bateman is a psychotic businessman who is different from most of the yuppies he meets. The theme of American Psycho is stop being oblivious and only thinking about materialistic things. Bateman is constantly telling others that he is a serial killer and they ignore him because they are too distracted by their meals at fancy restaurants, money, social superiority, and other things; however, Bateman sometimes seems more sane and in touch with the world even though he is psychotic. Bateman is not oblivious to what is going on around him unlike his friends. The theme of American Psycho goes with many things and is a good life lesson for others, stop being so oblivious to things going on around in the world and stop caring so much about what society will think of different

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