She strikes deals with him, sometimes falling aprey to his words. She keeps coming across clues and tries solving the case with investigative procedures.
Contribution: The gloomy images of the mental asylum, the personified darkness and imagery of the moth contributes a great deal to enrich the feel of the film and in creating a greater impact on the audiences.
Contribution: The characterization of the film contributes greatly to the overall quality of the movie. The forensic psychiatrist turned cannibalistic killer, the serial killer, a young detective, the Senator, murders, etc. greatly accentuate the plot and the effect of the film.
Explanation: This theme is carried on throughout the movie since all attempts are made by the FBI to investigate the series of murders committed by Buffalo Bill. In t he process, Starling takes the help of forensic psychiatrist turned cannibalistic killer, who is serving consecutive sentences at an asylum. Thus, this theme of Murder and Investigation, amidst some great psychological action runs throughout the film.