We are back with the psychology series and we will try our level best to psychoanalyze Dr. Lecter, though it won’t be possible to do the full justice with the devil, Himself. But, I will go as close as I can.this review will be on the basis of the 5 movies and a TV series. so, let’s do our best.
Hannibal: the rising –
Here, Hannibal is a young boy, has no idea of life, loves his younger sister the most, saw his parents die at a very young age. Of course,his father was rich so, he hasn’t seen much difficulties till then. World war 2 could have created many monsters.But, perhaps, this is the best example of them all which was very creatively written by the author, Thomas Harris. Of course, the PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder comes into play, which is similiar with Batman and other comic personas. As a result of these, either you could be a Hero like professor x or a villain like Magneto. But, Hannibal perhaps is the strangest case. He was silent for years after eating his own sister, suddenly decides to go visit her aunty and leave the past behind, comes up with the conclusion that world is full of monsters when a butcher tries to rape her aunt and then the stored anger for ages comes out when he beheads the butcher. It follows the search for all the persons responsible for killing his sister and thus taking a step further to establish himself as the biggest psychopath of all time.
ATTACHMENT WITH WILL GRAHAM ( MANHUNTER, RED DRAGON)
yeah, so he, after ages find someone like him, wants to make him a maniac as well, tries to convince him that they both are the same person and here he shows empathy, a little bit of course, but that’s why it is impossible to psychoanalyze him to the full extent. As being a cold psychopath, or as will calls him, the devil, himself sometimes he amazes us with a little bit of empathy, which is not a character of a psychopath.but, in the end, he uses, all those to let people do what he wants them to do, for his own entertainment. Yeah, manipulation is the key as well, as he manipulates the sociopaths of red dragon and Manhunter for his own entertainment proving his psychopathic mastery.
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS AND HANNIBAL :
These 2 movies are reflecting after he decides to take his entertainment further as he knowingly gets arrested and after arrival of Clarice, he shows empathy again and escapes the parameters of bars and continues his adventures outside again manipulating people for his entertainment and yeah he cannot tolerate a single word said against him and a simple misconduct can let him kill the individuals.
He is a pure psychopath as he satisfies every condition of being a psychopath.
Which are :
Lack of guilt /remorse :
As he has never felt hesitation in killing a no. Of people which he did throughout the series. He just enjoys them killing.there is nothing like second thought.
He is the ultimate manipulator and in tv series, it is shown very well as he manipulates will graham, many other characters, and Jack Crawford the FBI agent himself.
BOREDOM /HUNGER FOR ENTERTAINMENT
As he constantly gets bored, he can go any lengths to use people for his entertainment as he once says “I would like to see what will happen next? ”
FAKE MOMENTS OF SYMPATHY:
As seen in the TV series, the mastermind has shown sympathy at times to jack Crawford ,will Graham and co.
CAN NOT TOLERATE A SINGLE MISCONDUCT:
“WHENEVER FEASIBLE , ONE SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO EAT THE RUDE “.
“A CENSUS TAKER ONCE TRIED TO TEST ME . I ATE HIS LIVER WITH SOME FAVA BEANS AND A NICE CHINATI.”
ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER
Each and every sociopath, psychopath has this primary condition which proves their disinterest in social engazement , hannibal never liked people . he has always been a loner , never let any one in .does not even appreciate someone’s opinion or never indulge in something social from his side.
CONSIDER HIMSELF AS THE BEST IN THE WORLD:
Yes, he treats himself so highly, anything said against him could risk you your life as he doesn’t hesitate to kill those non-civilized people.
SOME QUOTES BY THE CHARACTER ;
“I COLLECT CHURCH COLLAPSES, RECREATIONALLY.
DID YOU SEE THE RECENT ONE IN SICILY?
MARVELOUS!THE FACADE FELL ON SIXTY FIVE GRANDMOTHERS AT A SPECIAL MASS.
WAS THAT EVIL? IF SO, WHO DID IT ? IF HE’S UP THERE, HE JUST LOVES IT ,OFFICER STARLING. TYPHOID AND SWANS – IT ALL COMES FROM THE SAME PLACE .”
“WHEN THE FOX HEARS THE RABBIT SCREAM, HE COMES RUNNING, BUT NOT TO HELP .”
Though there are few more points which I would like to add there is a complete list of signs in my another blog as 11 signs of being a potential psychopath go read that as well.
Next time I would Like to do the astroanalysis which will be similar to psychoanalysis of this character in deep relation to astrology. See you, then! There are many ways to love Dr. Hannibal, though so keep loving him!