American Psycho Characters

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Patrick Bateman is the narrator of the novel. Bateman is the son of wealthy parents and works on Wall Street. While a job on Wall Street seems like a high powered, stressful job, Bateman appears to not work very hard. In fact, often when the reader sees Bateman at work he seems to be goofing off, drawing pictures in magazines and pretending to be on the phone. Bateman works, not because he needs to but because it gives him something to do. However, Bateman hates his job and does not like the accounts he is given to work on.

Bateman appears to be deeply bored with his life. Bateman's life consists of keeping up with his friends, making sure he always has better stuff, and keeping himself better looking. Bateman wants everything about his life to be better than everyone else. Bateman buys all the best electronic...

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