The Doppelganger Character in Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo
The famous Hitchcock film Psycho depicts an encounter between a travelling secretary, …show more content…
When Norman met Marion he was attracted to her. The attraction angered the envious Mother side of his personality, and it was Mother who killed Marion. Afterwards, Norman would return as if from a deep sleep and respectfully clean up after Mother's wrongdoing. Mother eventually won the inevitable battle, driving Norman out completely. Adding to the suspense of the film, the doppelganger effect represented in Psycho is a clash between one character’s two personalities.
Another Hitchcock film portraying a double figure is North by Northwest. North by Northwest tells the story of an innocent man, Roger Thornhill, who is being followed across the United States by government agents who suspect he is involved in a mysterious association. The agents believe Roger is trying to interfere with their plans to steal microfilm that contains government secrets. Roger Thronhill is a successful advertising executive in New York City whose relatively ordinary existence changes dramatically during the film. He is mistaken for a man named George Kaplan, a fictitious character created by the agency as part of a plot to trap master spy