Patrick Bateman Ccot Essay

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“...there is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.” Patrick Bateman has become a household name from Bret Easton Ellis novel turned film American Psycho, the novel explorers a man’s quest for bloodlust in New York City in the late 1980’s as Patrick Bateman a rich yuppie tries reaching the expectations set forth by society. Bateman is an unreliable narrator whose stories of the murders he claims to commit refrain from answering many questions and do not explain the lack of evidence in his said murders. However, beginning-to-end in the story Bateman is a vain and narcissistic character that faces hardcore drug addictions, but his personality disorders spiral out of control to show an utterly insane man that is worlds away from the perfect Bateman we first meet, and comes to the realization that he is in loves Jane a women who differs from the other women he encounters from the beginning of the novel. Daily facials, sun tanning, perfectly tailored clothes, a specific beauty routine, and multiple daily workouts. This is Patrick Bateman; he is a vain, narcissist, egotistical, self-absorbed maniac. Even though Bateman’s behavior and personality is erratic throughout the novel, his vanity is a stable single set trait those he posses. “I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel

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