American Psycho Setting & Symbolism

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Homeless People

Bateman objectifies homeless people, turning them into scenery. Bateman often relieves his need to kill by torturing homeless people in the streets of New York City.

Knife

Bateman often carries a knife in order to kill or maim people as he is walking down the street.

ATM

Bateman often stops at the ATM simply to have extra money to fill his fancy wallet.

Gazelleskin Wallet

Bateman is proud of his gazelleskin wallet, often pulling it out to show off.

Platinum American Express

Bateman likes to show people that he has a Platinum American Express card. Bateman also likes to use this credit card while doing cocaine.

Walkman

Bateman wears a Walkman almost everywhere he goes, listening to tapes of his favorite music.

CDs

CD's, or compact discs, are a new format that music is being sold in during the late eighties. Bateman is excited that he...

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