Hitchcock seemed to integrate the theme of isolation leading to madness from Poe’s works of literature. In Hitchcock’s Psycho he places Norman Bates as the main character, and an insane one at that. Norman follows the theme of isolation leading to madness because he develops a split personality. After he killed his mother and her boyfriend, he was all alone in the eerie house by the motel. As years go on Norman started to act as his mother and even going as far to preserve her corpse and pretending he is speaking for her. His isolation without his mother made his to develop a psychological disorder and start to ...
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... or even desire her. His "mothers" solution...kill her.
Poe 's overall influence on Hitchcock is seen through a variety of themes, including isolation leading to madness and the dead having some control over the living. Poe and Hitchcock are both masters in literature and always will be. Although, Hitchcock would may never have been famous if it were not for Poe 's incredible eerie writing and craftsmanship. Overall, "The Raven" and "The Tell Tale Heart" both have an array of themes interwoven throughout them with an abundance of spookiness. Psycho has been dubbed an American horror classic, and will always be known not only for its themes and spookiness, but for being the first movie to flush a toilet. In a last word, Poe 's greatness should influence more people then just Hitchcock because without either of them, where would we be in Literature or Film today?
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