The Battle Between Two Evils
In the novel, Silence of the Lambs, we see two different extremes of
evil. Dr. Chilton is evil in one respect, while Dr. Hannibal Lecter is evil in
his own unique way. Dr. Chilton is the man with bad morals and feels the
need to control people. He manipulates people into thinking and acting the
way he wants them to. Basically he is the type of guy who takes advantage
of his job position, who thinks of himself before others and only acts in ways
that will benefit himself. Dr. Hannibal Lector, unlike Dr. Chilton, is unable to
control his evil even if he wanted to. Dr. Lector is insane and feels the need
to kill people just because he thinks they are boring and from his point of
view, they do not seem suitable to be human beings. He understands the
things he does are evil, but they do not phase him since he is insane.
no question, Dr. Lecter is a truly evil man, but Dr. Chilton is the worse of the
Dr. Chilton must morally change and take responsibility for himself.
Dr. Lector is not able to take control of his evil because of the way his
distorted mind thinks. Although his mind is distorted, it is still a very
powerful mind which he uses to see into the minds of others. He gets into
their heads and plays with their minds, internally torturing them. He is a sick
man and needs therapy and constant care in a hospital because he is too sick
to help himself. On the other hand, Dr. Chilton is capable of changing, if only
he could realize his evil ways. He is blinded by his own power and greed
which he obtained...