Hannibal Lecter Character Traits

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Man is the world’s most dangerous animal. Though we do not possess sharp teeth, claws, poisonous stingers, or the ability to perceive heat radiated by other creatures, we do possess an unsurpassed ability to reason and think. Man has intelligence, the deadliest natural weapon of all. In Thomas Harris’ The Silence of the Lambs, readers are introduced to Hannibal Lecter, the cannibalistic psychiatrist, who fuses a razor-honed intellect with the savage qualities of a beast. He is both man and monster, but it is the balance of these two aspects that gives him the depth that still fascinates and horrifies to this day. In order to reach this conclusion with significant arguments I will proceed to analyze the books and different movies that refer to this interesting character.

First of all, I believe that it is important to start from the beginning of Hannibal`s life in order to understand why he became the character that most people are fascinated by. The first movie in terms of telling the childhood of Hannibal Lecter is “Hannibal Rising” which was directed by Peter Weber in 2006. This movie is very important in terms of answering the question
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However, because of the psychological aspect of these murders he gets help from a psychiatrist named Hannibal Lecter. Later, he realizes that Lecter was the man he was looking for. After his arrest, Hannibal is put in the Baltimore State Forensic Hospital, where he stays for eight years. In these years he causes the death of a nurse and another patient who was staying in the next room, but, it is important to mention, that he also helped the FBI to catch two other serial killers: Tooth Fairy and Buffalo Bill. The second one takes place in the movie “Silence of the Lambs”, in which Hannibal helped Clarice Starling, a FBI
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