The Silence Of The Lambs Essay

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The Silence of The Lambs Clarice Starling, a student preparing for a life in the FBI, hunts a serial killer by use of vague information given to her by an incarcerated psychologist. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter relays information to Clarice in exchange for information about herself. The killer, known only as "Buffalo Bill", kidnaps large women, keeps them alive for a few days, and finally skins them. Clarice works against time as Buffalo Bill takes his newest victim, a U.S. Senator's daughter, and the countdown to death begins. "The Silence of the Lambs" was chosen for the title because it is Clarice Starling's ultimate goal for the bloodcurdling screams of the lambs in her nightmares to cease. When she was younger,…show more content…
From disobeying direct orders to pursuing a serial killer in his own dungeon of a basement, Clarice is finally satisfied with herself and could care what someone else thought. “A census taker tried to categorize me once. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a big amorone” - A quote from the prestigious Dr. Lecter that must occasionally be recalled to mind to serve as a reminder that no matter how helpful Lecter is to Clarice, he is also a monster. As a result of this book I realized some odd, yet successful methods used by the FBI to catch killers. I also discovered how corrupt some branches of the government can actually be. I don't believe I received any enlightenment from this book. I did, however, feel pretty good that I actually finished it. This book did affirm a few of my views on life. such as “Never judge a book by it's cover.” No matter how much someone appears to be your friend, you can never be absolutely sure. I didn't receive anything from this book except the sheer enjoyment of reading it. And also a new found respect for our justice system. I must disagree with the main character's choice of pursuing Buffalo Bill through his own basement. I, myself, would have called for backup. She could have easily been killed by him and Catherine's chances of living would have died with her. This is a classic example of rushing in without thinking, like playing a

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