Red Dragon - Chapter 51 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 51 Summary

The fire investigator is irritating the local authorities by not allowing them into the scene until he is finished when Graham and Crawford return to the scene. The investigator shows Graham and Crawford a shotgun and a pistol he found among the ashes of the house. The investigator also shows them a human femur and a tooth recovered from the ashes. Graham is happy with these findings. Now, he can go home.

Chapter 51 Analysis

Now that Dolarhyde's bones have been found, Graham can go home. There is a question over whether or not Molly will be there from the foreshadowing in the previous chapter, but Graham is happy just the same. This touches on the theme of mental stability, as far as Graham can now move out of the head of this killer and return to a more tranquil way of life in which he does not...

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