The Silence of the Lambs - Study Guide Chapters 26 - 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26: Dr. Hannibal Lecter stands stiffly bound to a mover's hand truck with a straitjacket, leg restraints, canvas webbing, and over his face, a hockey mask. Barney personally supervises these arrangements as Hannibal's cell is cleaned. Lecter draws on his memory and intellect to entertain him while he waits. He considers how to give up Jame Gumb to Clarice Starling. Hannibal remembers the last day of Raspail's life. Raspail had been on Lecter's therapy couch, talking about Jame Gumb. Jame had done "'the bad thing again,'" and he'd been fired from his job, too. (pg. 172) Raspail confides to Dr. Lecter that Jame is not really homosexual; he's just trying to fill the empty void inside him. On top of everything, Raspail had dumped Jame in favor of Klaus. In Jame's despair, he had found new hope in a suitcase full of dead butterflies...

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