TITLE

Confessions of an American Psycho

AUTHOR(S)
COJOCARU, DANIEL
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis & Culture;2008/2009, Vol. 15/16 Issue 1, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the parallelisms between James Hogg's "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner" and Bret Easton Ellis' "American Pyscho." Particular focus is given on its two protagonists, Patrick Bateman in Easton Ellis' novel and Robert Wringhim in Hogg's masterpiece. According to the author, both characters are portrayed as anti-heroes because their moral and emotional sensitivity are triggered by societal indifference. The societal indifference is attacked by Hogg and Easton Ellis by the violent natures of their protagonists.
ACCESSION #
43235972

 

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