The Silence of the Lambs

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The Silence of the Lambs

By | April 2013
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Good vs. Evil, Detective vs. Criminal.

Everyday man is weighed down with the matter of whether to do good or to do evil. Even though society constantly persuades us to be moral, nevertheless, evil still lurks. In the movie “The Silence of the Lambs” directed by Jonathan Demme, Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Jame Gumb play the role of evil. Where there is evil, there is good therefore, Clarice Starling and Jack Crawford play the role of good. Society typically teaches us that good always defeats evil. In this movie, through the criminals, the good and evil becoming allies, and the rescue of the innocent shows how justice is restored.

The usual way of deciphering crimes is done in such a way that the protagonist finds and catches his archenemy. This movie utilizes Dr. Lecter, the serial killer, to help catch Jame Gumb. The characters behavior in this film just goes to show you how deeply complex humans can be. A surprising fact about the characters is actually that, Jack Crawford has the initials of J.C. that stands for Jesus Christ and Hannibal Lecter has initials of H.L. which when you say out loud, it in fact sounds like “hell”. Within these two interesting characters, comes in the detective figure, Clarice. Jack Crawford is taking in Clarice Starling to assist with

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the Jame Gumb case. The “Buffalo Bill” case is a very interesting and a complex serial murder investigation. That is how Starling and Lecter’s paths cross as Jack Crawford asks Clarice to interview a sentenced psychopath known as Hannibal Lecter. Although Hannibal is seen as being “insane” throughout the film, he still has amazing intellect. Jack Crawford assumes that Clarice may be able to connect with Lecter and may get his aid. The reason why Clarice is brought in, is because a convicted killer clearly would not want to help out. We are able to figure out that Hannibal Lecter loves the human psyche, and Crawford is very well aware of this. Lecter was given an amazing...

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