Violence and Consumerism in Bret Easton Ellis’s "American by Michael Frank

By Michael Frank

exam Thesis from the yr 2009 within the topic English Language and Literature stories - Literature, grade: 1,5, collage of Heidelberg, language: English, summary: "Art has regularly mirrored society. […] struggle membership examines
violence and the roots of frustration which are inflicting humans to
reach out for such radical options. and that is precisely the sort
of dialogue we must always be having approximately our tradition. simply because a
culture that does not study its violence is a tradition in denial,
which is way extra dangerous."
This evaluate of struggle membership through Edward Norton, who performs the narrator within the novel’s motion picture model, explains the reasoning at the back of this thesis, which examines the fundamental rules of today’s client tradition, its connection to aggression and violence, and how those themes are offered in modern novels: Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho
and Chuck Palahniuk’s struggle Club.
In those books, the respective protagonists face comparable deadlocks
connected to existence within the consumerist international of the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. regardless of, obviously, having every thing somebody may possibly ask for, either major characters’ lives stay unfulfilled, leaving them annoyed and upset. because it seems, acts of violence turn into the single factor that permits them to escape from the
boredom in their day-by-day regimen and provides them a feeling of satisfaction.

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