The Silence of the Lambs Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jack Crawford's wife, Bella, is dying. He is consumed with guilt about her illness and his inability to be with her at all times. How does Crawford manifest this guilt in his work? Do you think his pursuit of Buffalo Bill is intensified because of this guilt? Explain why or why not, using references from the book to support your choice.

Essay Topic 2

Clarisse is a strong, independent woman, but in the beginning of the novel, one gets the feeling that she is slightly intimidated by the men around her. Why would Clarisse feel intimidated? Is there a turning point where she no longer appears to feel intimidated? If so, when does that turning point occur, and what happens to make you feel that she has finally come to feel equal to the men around her?

Essay Topic 3

When Clarisse first visits Dr. Lecter, she follows...

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