Dr. Hannibal Lecter: the fictional crush still ruining my life at 23
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All kids have weird interests.
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For example, my sister had a big thing for community theater. But, at sixteen-years-old, I allowed my childish fascination to take a dark, influential turn—one that would eventually derail my life. During high school, I had a habit of watching classic films as a way of procrastinating on homework. Back then, I considered it a prioritization of my life education over a useless county-mandated curriculum. Today, I credit it as the misguided decision that robbed me of ever fully understanding mitosis.
One October night, Silence of the Lambs popped up on my suggested iTunes movies list. I had no idea what was to come. But, around minute 13, something came over me. Hannibal Lecter entered the view of Clarice Starling for the first time.
He stood silently in his cell, posed like a store mannequin. My typically shielded eyes were wide open, transfixed on the encounter. I was enthralled, enticed, enchanted.The Silence of the Lambs (8/12) Movie CLIP - What Does He Do, This Man You Seek? (1991) HD
I was, to my considerable surprise, into it. He puts butterflies in my stomach.
And I don't mean in the Buffalo Bill way. Murdered those poor guards. Heck, he even made a man swallow his own tongue.
But, at the same time—in my heart—he remains a complicated and magnetic enigma.
Hannibal is simply unlike any other character in existence. He is a polite, well-educated, engaging, important psychiatrist as well as a true gentleman. And yet, somehow he remains a bad boy—unpredictable, dangerous, and protective. It's important to me that I stress this is not simply an attraction to Anthony Hopkins, though I have that problem too.
And it isn't just another case of archetypal opposites attract.
This is an instant and lifelong connection between me, a girl from suburban Colorado, and this fictional guy who eats people as a hobby. She tells Lecter that she was raised in a small town in West Virginia with her father, a town marshal. When she was 10 years old, her father was shot when responding to a robbery; he died a month after the incident. Her mother subsequently worked as a hotel chambermaid, but was unable to support her entire family without a life insurance settlement from her husband's death.
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Starling was sent to live with her uncle on a Montana sheep and horse farm, from which she ran away in horror when she witnessed the lambs being slaughtered. Her uncle was so angry that he sent her to live in a Lutheran orphanagewhere she spent the rest of her childhood. According to the novel, Starling attended the University of Virginia as a double major in psychology and criminology.
During that time, she spent two summers working as a counselor in a mental health center. Starling first met Crawford when he was a guest lecturer at UVA. His criminology seminars were a factor in her decision to join the FBI.
During the investigation, Starling is assigned to coax Lecter into revealing Buffalo Bill's identity. Lecter gives her clues in the form of cryptic, riddling information designed to help Starling figure it out for herself. The two grow to respect each other, so when Lecter escapes during a transfer engineered by Chilton to a state prison in TennesseeStarling feels that he "would consider it rude" to kill her.
Starling deduces from Lecter's hints that Buffalo Bill's first victim had a personal relationship with him, and so goes to the victim's home in Belvedere, Ohioto interview people who knew her. She unknowingly stumbles onto the killer himself, Jame Gumb, who is living under the alias "Jack Gordon". When she sees a Death's Head moththe same rare kind that Buffalo Bill stuffs in the throats of each of his victims, flutter through the house, she knows that she has found her man and tries to arrest him.
Gumb flees, and Starling follows him into his basement, where his latest victim is alive and screaming for help. Gumb turns off the electricity in the basement, and stalks Starling through the rooms wearing night vision goggles. As Gumb readies to shoot Starling, Starling hears him cock the hammer of his revolver and opens fire towards the sound, killing him.
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Weeks later, Lecter writes Starling a letter from a hotel room somewhere in Detroit asking her if the lambs have stopped screaming. The final scene of the novel has Starling sleeping peacefully at a friend's vacation house at the Maryland seashore.
Hannibal[ edit ] In Hannibal, Starling is in her early thirties and a full-fledged FBI agent, although her career has been held back by Paul Krendler, a Department of Justice official who resents her for rejecting his sexual advances. She takes part in a bungled drug raid, in which she returns fire after a drug kingpin fires at her, using an infant as a human shield; her superiors blame her for the resulting mess, and she is removed from active duty, mostly at Krendler's instigation.
She receives a supportive letter from Lecter, who is unknown to her at the time residing in FlorenceItaly. One of Lecter's surviving victims, a sadistic pedophile named Mason Vergeris searching for Lecter and has offered a huge reward, which corrupt Florentine police inspector Rinaldo Pazzi tries to claim when he deduces Lecter's true identity in Florence.
Starling finds out that Lecter is in Florence and attempts to warn Pazzi.