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Let's not forget the symbolism behind him washing his hands with the bleach. Bleach is used to remove stains that cannot be cleaned off with regular detergent, however Trevor uses the bleach in a more metaphorical sense. He cannot get over the crime he committed as it constantly haunts him, meaning he lives his life with his hands "dirty." He constantly ...


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It is as simple as Ivan is Trevor's guilt, manifested into a human hallucination. He uses Ivan's supposed mysteriousness to start blaming his distractions and his recent obsession over who is out to get him when really Ivan does not exist at all. Fight Club spoilers explain this best: The picture is taken before his accident and shows how Trevor was ...


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I found this article in relation to the link between The Machinist and the Idiot: http://vanessa-appassamy.suite101.com/dostoyevsky-in-brad-andersons-the-machinist-a213347 There is also this article in relation to guilt within Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment: http://rebekahrichards.suite101.com/guilt-in-dostoyevskys-crime-and-punishment-a194380 I ...


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The bleach is for Trevor to clean his apartment with. Because he cannot sleep, I can only assume he turned his mind to something to keep him distracted; hence over-cleaning his apartment. He probably did not notice the blood as because the fish were from the trip that we can assume he was coming home from when he killed 'Nicholas'. He probably was so ...


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I think he had awake for a year, but there's two possibilities depending on the intended realism: He had been awake for a year (artistic licence): Trevor would (roughly) know how long it'd been (perhaps estimating or rounding). Severe sleep deprivation can lead to many kinds of physical and mental problems including: paranoia, weight loss, hallucinations ...


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He hates his past, his guilt that he doesn't want to remember it. He avoids the past version of himself, healthy, happy,and a killer. So he throws this part of his character away. This separation is too much that the thrown away past turn into a new fiction,independent character. A pain in the ass and as disgusting as possible in Trevor's eyes (ugly fingers ...



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