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Metaphor of entrapment for norman entrapment is a

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Metaphor of entrapment: for Norman, entrapment is a universal  existence for human nature o They are indeed bound together There is a thread of continuity between Marion and her normal  background and Norman and his rather unordinary background Once the conversation gets to mother, Hitchcock abruptly  changes the camera set up and enters the second segment 
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Much more inflected shot; more shadow play; framing  now is much more artful; now we read Norman’s  mentality through this framing Norman is juxtaposed with this great predatory owl The owl becomes more dominant and sinister with  this new juxtaposition Much more highly charged image and carries a  heavy does of anxiety He becomes anxious when they begin talking  about his mother o What’s with the birds? Phoenix, Arizona Marion Crane Norman is juxtaposed with the stuffed owls and framed pictures  of birds “Owls belong to the night world. They are watchers. Norman  knows the birds are watching him all the time. He can see his  guilt reflecting in their knowing eyes” - Hitchcock o Marion is still being shot in the straight on non-reflective way; it is only  Norman who has his framing change Once we start going beyond entrapment and discussing being put away  somewhere, mother takes over Norman; Norman/Mother feels threatened “The cruel eyes studying you” o Ultimately the studying is reflected back on us in the audience o
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