Psycho - Chapter Fourteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Fourteen Summary

Wearily, Sam enters Norman's office. He says that his wife, Lila, has just driven into town for some cigarettes. Immediately, Sam can tell that Norman is drunk. Norman offers him a glass of whiskey, which Sam accepts, and the two begin to talk. As they talk, Sam notices the lack of light in the room: "[Norman's] face was only a gray blur in the growing darkness. The thunder sounded overhead again, but there was no lightning" (Page 168). Sam notes that it must get lonely for Norman living up here on his own. Norman says the place belongs to "both of us. My mother and me" (Page 170). Sam nearly chokes on his whiskey. Aborgast hadn't been lying. Suddenly, Sam realizes that he is in a very dangerous position. Something terrible has happened to Mary and likely to Aborgast as well. Norman Bates...

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