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Films of Alfred Hitchcock

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The seemingly opposition fronted by a police officer who finds her asleep, Crane continues to a motel called Bates motel, belonging to a Mr. Norman Bates(Smith, p14).Up to that point, one can see several themes including that of symbolic economy. First, when Crane decided to steal the money, the financial pressure she was experiencing catalyzed the decision. It is not always that horror movies are used in relation to money-related issues, and especially in matter of debts. Yet, movies have a way of affecting people in a number of positive ways especially when the plot resonates with the normal life. According to Breslin (p.176), the media, especially through the movies influence and influence the human behavior significantly. When showing a woman who decides to elope with the employer’s money, the Psycho captures the mind of the viewers as it related with the cases they face each day.The issue of symbolic economy in the movie is not limited to the theft orchestrated by Crane; the Bates Motel was an indication of economy consciousness in the movie. In fact, even before she made the wrong decision of stealing the money, Crane worked as a secretary for a real estate agency. Even though many horror movies tend to take a different plot and several themes, the Psycho is somewhat different as it incorporates several symbolic economies. Further evidence of symbolic economy in the movie is confirmed when Crane trades her car for another to avoid being followed.The other theme present in the movie is violence where Norman Bates while taking a shower at the Motel murders Crane. After reaching the motel, Crane took lunch with Bates after which the former decides to take shower. It is while in the bathroom that a female figure appears with a huge knife and kills the secretary. Although at first there is no understanding the killer or the motive, at this point one can realize the impact of poor decision. Before the death, Crane contemplated returning the money to the employer as she started feeling both nervous and guilty. This confirms Kevany’s (n.) assertion that humans do not always handle pressure properly, but always understand when a wrong decision is made. Normally, when a human is under intense pressure, there is a tendency to make a decision deemed to ease the pain at all cost. However, upon assessment of the situation, humans could retract from whatever decision made prior.Sadly, for Crane, this was not possible because the moment these
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