The Meaning Of Gender And Identity In The Silence Of The Lambs

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The Greater Meaning of Gender and Identity Within the Observational Analysis of the Movie The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs directed by Johnathan Demme in 1991, is one of the highly entertaining films, the movie is about tracking down a serial killer. Demme theme associated with the The Silence of the Lambs vary from the internal problems of Clarice Starling however gender is the main idea. In many movies, women are often portrayed as either objects or strong and independent personalities. In the movie The Silence of the Lambs, the director redefines women 's role. Demme portrays a diverse mix of characters to present gender stereotypes from a new perspective.
Demme 's main characters Clarice Starling the FBI agent and Buffalo Bill challenge their traditional gender roles as they are mirroring each other. Buffalo Bill, a serial killer, struggles with his identity; he wants to transform himself to become beautiful. He decides to construct a suit made from females by killing them. While Clarice wishes to have more masculine characteristics because of her demanding career. Clarice does not have the confidence in performing her duty; instead, she does not want to associate herself with feminine behavior.
During the search of the main characters inner self, Clarice Starling finds herself within the maze of Dr. Hannibal Lecter mind to find Buffalo Bill. Clarice Starling changes her surroundings due the clues Dr. Lecter hand her. In the mist of unfolding his

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