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Notes: Entrée- Dr. Abel Gideon

Reblogged from laughingandgrief

laughingandgrief:

Abel

  • Biblical Abel was killed by a jealous Cain because the Lord [Freddie Lounds’ readers] preferred Abel’s sacrifice [believed Gideon was the infamous Chesapeake Ripper- deadly, intelligent, creative, unique, the perfect killer- as Dr. Gideon claimed/”confessed”]

Gideon

  • Detective Gideon Fell, created by John Dickson Carr, known as the solver of impossible crimes, “locked-door mysteries” [how could Gideon be the Ripper if he’s incarcerated, how did he know the wound pattern if he isn’t, why is he now claiming to be the Ripper, WHO/WHAT/HOW IS THE RIPPER?] 
         —->also Dr. Fell, Lecter’s pseudonym in Hannibal
Submitted by the-purple-dragon

Had they actually followed the book and not made a complete mess of the ending, “Hannibal” would very likely be my all-time favourite movie. As it is, I have a very strange mix of love and hate towards it.

Submitted by the-purple-dragon

Had they actually followed the book and not made a complete mess of the ending, “Hannibal” would very likely be my all-time favourite movie. As it is, I have a very strange mix of love and hate towards it.

Submitted by Anonymous

Why are women almost absent from the Inferno, particularly Dante’s contemporaries? Also, why does Dante handle homosexuality and sodomy in a different matter?

In the future, Anon (and everyone else), please try to keep your submissions limited to Hannibal Lecter and Thomas Harris related content (I am willing to take Black Sunday submissions).  Something relating Hannibal to Dante’s work, or to Dracula, or whatever else you can find, is absolutely fine, but it has to at least be vaguely Lecter-ish.  That said, this post may actually help to answer your question about homosexuality vs. sodomy.

Submitted by Anonymous

Why are women almost absent from the Inferno, particularly Dante’s contemporaries? Also, why does Dante handle homosexuality and sodomy in a different matter?

In the future, Anon (and everyone else), please try to keep your submissions limited to Hannibal Lecter and Thomas Harris related content (I am willing to take Black Sunday submissions).  Something relating Hannibal to Dante’s work, or to Dracula, or whatever else you can find, is absolutely fine, but it has to at least be vaguely Lecter-ish.  That said, this post may actually help to answer your question about homosexuality vs. sodomy.

lecterphile101:

Submitted by amothwheremypenshouldbe

Reblogged from lecterphile101

lecterphile101:

Submitted by amothwheremypenshouldbe

The Hannibal Lecter Quadrilogy in relation to Dante’s Inferno

Reblogged from lecterphile101

lecterphile101:

As I understand it, the reader’s journey (and Will/Clarice’s journey) into the mind of Hannibal Lecter is loosely based off of Dante and Virgil’s journey through Hell.

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"(Part 1) "Just as Judas Iscariot betrayed Christ, Paul Krendler harassed and betrayed his fellow FBI agent, Clarice." I would disagree with this analogy. For instance, in the Gospel of Luke (22:3), it states that "Satan entered [into] Judas." Paul Krendler was not possessed by the Devil, he was fueled by his own ego."

Asked by potioneer

(Part 2) Judas was also a disciple of Christ, but Krendler was never a ‘follower’ of Clarice (he was a colleague, yes, but that is a far stretch from Krendler being a ‘disciple’ of hers). He wanted to use her, sexually, to be sure, but you would do better to connect Krendler with Iscariot through, say, their hunger toward avarice.

Thanks for this! I’m no expert on Dante or the Bible, so input from the fandom is always awesome. I’ll add this as a footnote to the original post.