Essay Comparing Psycho And Fatal Attraction

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Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates in Psycho, and Glenn Close as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction, each played the character portrayed as mentally unstable. The two actors seamlessly fell into their parts and led the audience to believe they were truly insane. In the beginning, each of the two lived what appeared to be normal lives. Anthony Perkins managed his mother’s motel that had become a ghost-town after the new highway had been build, which completely cut off access to the motel. Glenn Close on the other hand sacrificed her opportunity to create a family for her career, and dedicated a great deal of time into becoming an established working female. Norman and Alex had been introduced as hard working individuals, and it was difficult to assume their roles would take such a drastic turn. Their ability to play such a part, however, is unquestionable. The first appearance of Perkin’s character, Norman, took quite a while in the film Psycho. Initially Norman was a bit peculiar, but could have been viewed as overly happy, or …show more content…
The two acted out their parts in an incredibly believable and realistic manner I must say, and I was astonished while watching what seemed to be effortless acting from each party. Whether or not it was fictional, Glenn Close used a pregnancy in order to maintain connection between her and partner, while Anthony Perkins demonstrated the characteristics of split personality disorder. Perkins’ character deeply connected with his mother, and after she grew to be interested in another man, he allegedly poisoned the two and burring a weighted coffin believed to contain his mother’s body. Similarities between the two actors includes the amount of effort put forth to realistically portray mental instability, the drastic measures taken by both to conceal their secrets, as well as appearing to be fluent in their actions most would view as abnormal

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