|Plot Summary of The Silence of The Lambs|
|"Description of two parallel & related events - Characterization/theory of Dr. Lector Hannibal (Psychoanalyst+Cannibal+Prisoner) and hunting of a serial psychopath killer by a young FBI Rookie called Ms.Calrice Starling."
Yashveer Chauhan, Resident Scholar
|"Though in a cell, Dr. Hannibal Lecter is about to get his brain picked by FBI trainee, Clarice Starling. She needs help searching for the psychotic serial killer who has become known as "Buffalo Bill." She is trying to beat the clock before another victim is found. Working with Dr. Lecter could prove emotionally taxing for Starling. For every piece of information she receives about the case, she must respond honestly to his personal questions or she stands to lose his help."
Tracey Ray, Resident Scholar
|"Clarice Starling, a student at the F. B. I Academy, is summoned by Jack Crawford, Chief of the F.B.I's Behavioral Sciences, to interview famed killed Hannibal Lecter. As Starling travels to the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where Lecter is kept, she finds herself disturbed by her interviews with the serial killer. Lecter seems oddly kind to her, even as he is dangerous. He asks Starling personal questions but also reveals important information about Buffalo Bill, a serial killer currently sought by the F.B.I. As Clarice struggles with the personal problems Lecter's questions dredge up, she races to uncover the identity of Buffalo Bill and save the young woman he has trapped in his basement. Along the way, Starling encounters the misogyny of the F.B.I. and her own ambiguous feelings towards Jack Crawford. "
A. Antonow, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Silence of The Lambs|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- mentally ill
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- Mid-Atlantic states
- mostly 3rd
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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