Psycho Topics for Discussion

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How does Bloch use the balance of light and shadow to symbolize the emotional state of his main characters? Choose two examples from the text to support your argument. In your opinion, is Bloch's symbolic use of light successful? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Describe the relationship between Mary and Sam Loomis. Do you think the couple was truly in love? Why or why not? Do you think Sam reacted appropriately to Mary's disappearance? What does this tell you about his character? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Do you think Norman's insanity could have been avoided? What reasoning does the text give for Norman's strange behavior? Do you think it's fair to fully blame Mother for Norman's behaviors? Why or why not? Be sure...

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