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According to Maigret there is no gratuitous evil. Any crime becomes understandable once the facts become known. Maigret's inquiries usually reinforce his belief that a murderer is an unfortunate human being, for almost anyone is capable of murdering if given enough motivation. The motive is often humiliation, treated in a minor key in the "Maigrets." Maigret is interested in learning about the victims of crime, for this knowledge will lead him to understand the criminals better.

Often the victim is more evil than the criminal, and Maigret then hopes that the latter is acquitted.

Thus, there are few professional criminals. Completely free of hatred or ill will as a rule, Maigret is also free of pity as he proceeds with his strictly professional objectivity to disclose the ordinary human behind the criminal.

Preoccupied with one another over a prolonged period of time, the hunter and the hunted sometimes...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Maigret Meets a Milord from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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