Hannibal Lecter Research Paper

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The charcter of Hannibal Lecter has always frightened and intrigued me. This character has plagued the nightmares of men and women since the beginning of his creation. First appearing in the novel, Silence Of The Lambs, his complex character has sparked the interests of many. Hannibal Lecter is better understood if one knows that he is a fictional character in novels and movies, he is based upon a true representation of a sociopath, and his behaviour and that of other sociopaths, fascinates today's society. One might ask, who is Hannibal Lecter? Hannibal Lecter is a fictional sociopath known for his unique style of murder. The character of Hannibal Lecter was born in 1933, in the country of Lithuania, in Northern Europe. He was the oldest…show more content…
Alfredo Ballí Treviño and William Coyne. Alfredo Ballí Treviño was a surgeon in Mexico that murdered his significant other, Jesús Castillo Rangel. He was accused of chopping up his victim's body and putting the flesh and bones in a box. Treviño drove the box to a family farm and buried it. However, a local farmer witnessed Treviño burrying the box and called the athorities. Later on, two Mexican police officers pretended to be patients and arrested Dr. Treviño in his office. Alfredo was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. Although many judged Dr. Treviño after he was released from jail, he continued to practice medicine at the same place he had killed his victim. Dr. Alfredo Ballí Treviño resembles Hannibal Lecter in many ways. The two doctors had a very similar appearance. Both men were small and had slicked-back hair with a widow's peak. There personalities were mirrored each other as well. Treviño was described as being a sophisticated man with a certain elegance about him. When the movie The Silence of the Lambs came out, he figured out that Hannibal Lecter was inspired by him. His family would call Alfredo Hannibal or Doctor Lecter as a nickname. Harris once told a librarian in Cleveland, Mississippi, that Lecter was inspired by William Coyne, a local murderer. Mr. Coyne had escaped from prison in 1934 and gone on a rampage that included acts of murder and cannibalism. This is probably where the canibilistic idea for Hannibal Lecter came from. When put together, Alfredo Ballí Treviño and William Coyne's story made the

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