Bates Essays

  • Norman Bates Psycho

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    From Robert Bloch’s novel, Psycho it is inferred that Norman Bates is the antagonist, meaning the main character. The book starts off by introducing Norman Bates, Norma Bates, son. He is introduced in the opening of the book. “Norman Bates heard the noise a shock went through him.”(Bloch 8), he lives with his mother, the antagonist, Norma Bates. She is a very predominant mother who owns a motel. At the beginning of the book, Norma and Norman get into a very outrageous argument. Both the mother

  • Essay On Bates Motel

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    The Netflix series Bates motel is a sequel of the movie Psycho (1960) which was based on a guy who owned a hotel and killed the people who stayed there. This new series came out in 2013 and is about a teenage boy named  Norman Bates who lives with his Mother Norma Bates. Both Norman and Norma move to a new town and open up a motel which they named “The Bates Motel” Hence the last name. Norman has unknown blackouts and can see things such as spirits or just goes into a daydream about people doing

  • Psycho: The character of Norman Bates

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    Norman Bates is arguably the most unforgettable character in the horror genre. His movements, voice and aura at first radiate a shy young man but transform into something more sinister as the movie Psycho (Hitchcock, USA, 1960) progresses. How has the director, Alfred Hitchcock, achieved this? Norman Bates was a careful construct: the casting, body language, lighting and even the subtle use of sound and mise-en-scène created the character. Anthony ‘Tony’ Perkins was well known for his roles in romantic

  • EMMA,(Jane Austen) Miss Bates character analysis

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    characterize Miss Bates as a woman with no intellect, but a very kind heart. Miss Bates in a humorous character who is loved and loving. Austen’s diction is one such technique used to characterize Miss Bates. Miss Bates is a “contented” old woman with certain “cheerfulness” to her nature. Miss Bates always has good intentions and is always a happy, joyful woman. Her good will towards others makes her such a popular woman even though she has no husband and no physical beauty. Miss Bates had a splendid

  • Norman Bates Relationship

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    Norman Bates and his mother moved to White Pine, Oregon when he was 17 years old after the death of his father. His mother was apt on starting over in a new town, and giving her son the chance to grow up someplace new. His mother bought a hotel for both of them to run, and would simultaneously bring in extra income after Norman’s father’s insurance money ran dry. Throughout the series, Norman and his mother’s relationship is portrayed as that of a two best friends rather than a typical son-mother

  • Essay on Mr.Woodhouse and Miss Bates in Jane Austen's Emma

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    The Characters of Mr.Woodhouse and Miss Bates in Emma The immediate impression one gets of Miss Bates is that of a loquacious old biddy, one of Emma's more annoying personalities. But Miss Bates offers a refreshing contrast to the other characters in the novel, many of whom harbor hidden agendas and thinly veiled animosities toward perceived rivals. If "every major character in Emma [is] a snob", we might consider Miss Bates the anti-snob. Her very artlessness serves as a foil for those in the

  • Who Is Norman Bates Insane?

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    Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, one of the greatest suspense horror films of all time, focuses particularly on its main character Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a haunted young man with particularly psychological troubles. A seemingly ordinary, meek man, Norman shows throughout the film his propensity for violence, often through the lens of his mother, whose personality inhabits him in moments of great frustration and mania. Hitchcock uses very many psychological lashings-out, putting the

  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho: The Story of Norman Bates

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    character that brings along disgust, horror, suspense, and even sympathy. In Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), our monster is Norman Bates, the boy next door. This was one of the first times in American cinema that the killer was brought home, paving the way for the future of horror movies. According to Robin Wood in “An Introduction to the America Horror Film” (183-208), Bates follows the formula of the Monster being a human psychotic. This is conveyed through his normal façade portrayed with his introduction

  • Character Analysis Of Bates Motel In Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

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    of the series Bates Motel. This prequel set in present day Oregon uses similar cinematic elements and monologue used in Psycho to explain why and how Norman Bates is a sociopath. Throughout the film and series jarring and uncomfortable scenes are accompanied by eerie string music, Norman spying on women undressing, as well as a fixation for stuffed animals. In addition to these similarities, Psycho makes the audience question Norman’s relationship with his absent mother while Bates Motel answers

  • Miss Bates

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    from Harriet and Jane, Miss Bates also represents a possible scenario for women who have an insufficient status. Miss Bates never married and relies on her mother’s trivial earnings. With each succeeding year, her poverty increases, as does the amount of ridicule that she must withstand from those around her. As marriage was the standard and expected role for most women to follow, those that failed to were regarded as social failures and became objects of scorn. Miss Bates appears as a caution to women


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    self confidence, but she also has a great fear of being ridiculed and made to feel disgraced. Though we do not see anyone making fun of her in the novel, she is very much affected by Mr. Knightley upbraiding after she behaves impolitely towards Miss Bates. A Leo is warmhearted, generous, creative, enthusiastic, faithful, ambitious, courageous, dominant, strong willed, independent, self-confident and readily noticed whenever she enters a room. Leos think and act bigger than others would normally dare;

  • The Internet and Technology

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    many forms of media that "combine text, audio, visual, graphic and self-motivated elements" (Bates 40). These multiple forms of media present knowledge in several different ways, such as the, "opportunity for deeper levels of understanding, particularly if the presentational qualities are fully and deliberately exploited to achieve this purpose and are combined with the potential for learner interaction" (Bates 40). However the internet and technology cannot be the only source of information used to

  • The Inner Hamlet in Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    The Inner Hamlet "Hamlet is the inner person of all mankind" as stated by actor Alan Bates. What did Mr. Bates mean by this? Could he be referring to the love, the corruption, the revenge, or the insanity displayed by Hamlet; or was he referring to more than we know. What did Shakespeare know about the depths of man and the battle inside to write a play that would captivate every generation to come from then on. What would we learn if we analyzed Hamlet? Shakespeare decided to set corruption

  • Women in William Shakespeare’s Plays

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    liver, brain, and heart which were thought to be the seats of passion, judgment, and sentiment, respectively, and the three centers of power within the body” (Bates 5). Of course, one Elizabethan belief was that women lacked character, particularly in the case of love.  Some considered “women’s love [was] very variable and not lasting” (Bates 13).  Shakespeare alludes to this belief in Twelfth Night when “Viola also laments that Olivia cold fall in love with Cesario so easily; she compares women’s

  • Battleground

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    Critical Review of Battleground 	In Battleground, Stephen Bates narrates the account of a court case in a small Tennessee town. The court case started with a mother helping her child with a reading assignment. This mother could not believe what she was reading. This mother’s name was Vicki Frost, who was a home keeper. Frost went to the school and told the principal what she thought about the books. She believed that the books went against everything she taught her children. She believed Satan

  • A Respectable Trade: Slavery

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    arrive, he feels awkward and anxious about harming them. He knows that he should punish them and lord over them, but he is more comfortable allowing Bates to reprimand and beat the slaves. He allows his customer to rape the slave girl, but he is uncomfortable doing so and does not want to watch. However, at the end of the movie, he stands over Bates while he severely beats Matthew, watching closely with no remorse. Holding human beings as property by chaining them and locking them in the house, controlling

  • Morality in O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato

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    reached Paris, Paul has nurtured and cultivated it until it has become a political, moral, and philosophical statement" (245). But what about the atrocities going on all the time? How could they be ignored in the face of this larger drama? As Milton J. Bates puts it, although Going After Cacciato is "not atrocity-based in the manner of much Vietnam War autobiography and fiction, [it does] record incidents in which Vietnamese civilians are beaten or killed and have their livestock and homes destroyed" (270)

  • The Elusive Zodiac Killer

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    not the case with the elusive Zodiac Killer of the San Francisco Bay Area. Zodiac’s career, which would become the most cerebral murder case of all time, began in Riverside California on the night of October 30, 1966. The first victim, Cheri Jo Bates, a young student at the university was brutally murdered outside the college library. She was stabbed 42 times with a knife with a small blade. Following the stabbings, her throat was slit so brutally that it secered her larynx, jugular, and carotid

  • Psycho, The Movie

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    acts would also inspire THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, 1974 and DERANGED, 1974), PSYCHO is probably Hitchcock's most gruesome and dark film. Its importance to its genre cannot be overestimated. PSYCHO's enduring influence comes not only from the Norman Bates character (who has since been reincarnated in a staggering variety of forms), but also from the psychological themes Hitchcock develops. Enhancing the sustained fright of this film are an excellent cast, from which the director coaxes extraordinary

  • Deconstruction of Thank You, Ma’am

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      He requires discipline that will show him that as complicated as life is, there will not always be someone for you to lean and depend on. The first and most foremost thing that would come to mind when reading this story is how caring Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones was, that she took in the boy and nurtured him; she tried to teach him between right and wrong.  She gave him food, a nice conversation, and even a chance of escape, which he chose not to take, but these methods are still an immoral