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Unformatted text preview: Practice essay 1st Draft Emre Öktem 8545 A-2 How could you use Freud's ideas to explain Norman Bates' behaviour? Alfred Hitchcock’s film, the Psycho, contains mostly Sigmund Freud’s ideas; especially main character Norman Bates proves this belief. Hitchcock locates Freud’s five stages which are oral, anal, phallic, latency and genital on to Norman and direct the film based on him. Firstly, according to Freud, how we became this way is all related to our sexual drive. At the very beginning of their life people have an oral period. In this period babies learn how to suck, swallow and biting. In the film, Psycho, Norman was eating something all the time. After this stage, the anal stage comes. At this period, children learn about bowel movements, toilet training. Also in the film we can easily understand that Norman did not have a good training from his mother because he cannot say the word bathroom. His anal fixation stage might not pass very well. Its failure brings some bad habits such as disorganization problems might not pass very well....
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course FENS 101 taught by Professor Selçukerdem during the Fall '12 term at Sabancı University.
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