Psycho - Chapters Fifteen & Sixteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Fifteen & Sixteen Summary

It takes a week from the time Sheriff and Sam save Lila from Norman's murderous rage before the cars and bodies are pulled up from the swamp, but in that time, much about Norman Bates and Mother is discovered. Norman is taken to the mental institution he had feared for so long, where he is heavily sedated and made to talk. Eventually, he tells the doctors everything, and it leaks out in the hundreds of papers covering his case. It appears Norman had been a transvestite for years before Mother's death. Perhaps as a result of the abuse, Norman had always wanted to be like his Mother, "and in a way, he wanted his mother to become a part of himself" (Page 195). When Mother had begun dating Joe Considine, Norman had been sick with jealousy. After accidentally walking in...

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