Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mental Illness Response

In the movie "American Psycho" Christian Bale plays "Patrick Bateman". Patrick Bateman seems to suffer from Antisocial Personality Disorder. Symptoms of this condition are where peoples method of thinking, or perceiving emotions, is dysfunctional. People with this disorder generally are unable to relate to family or others emotions. This leads to them generally harshly manipulating people. People suffering from this disorder also can break the law and have no regret. This movie portrays this mental illness very negatively. Granted Bateman works on the stock market and makes a fortune, at night he performs lethal experiments with death. He goes from rampages of shooting random people, to dropping a chainsaw on a woman. He clearly shows major symptoms of Antisocial Personality Disorder. In all, besides having great fortune, Patrick Bateman is portrayed very poorly towards the mental illness he possesses.

1 comment:

  1. Do you think there would be a good way to portray this disorder? It is interesting to think about. Also, don't forget to reference the article that you are writing in response to.