Therefore, this paper will focus on the lessons learned from The Seventh Victim and discuss elements of noir and horror using three other articles.
The Seventh Victim has many psychological impacts to the characters as well as to the reader. The first emotional impact is witnessed as the story begins when Mary has to leave her studies on revelation that the sister has disappeared. Mary felt the emotional impact of realizing the only relative she had, the only sister, and the only one capable of paying her fee was missing. This made her leave school to go search for the sister. Although the school administration showed her amnesty by letting her work as an assistant teacher to reduce the balance, the emotional effects were much high and decided to leave everything behind. From all these, it is evident that emotional impacts run so deep into peoples life that makes them unable to cope with any other thing. Mary was disturbed and unable to continue with education.
Secondly, the feeling indicates that the continuous search for the sister leads Mary to desperation. There were many cases when the search for Jacqueline resulted in despair and death, especially to Mary and the investigators she contacted to help in the quest. For instance, desperation made Mary contact Irving August and agreed to accompany her to La Sagesse before being killed by an unknown assailant. This made Mary run away for her life before meeting another team of drunkards who one happened to be the murdered detective. Her desperation did not end there; she met lawyer Gregory Ward, a boyfriend to the sister. He arranged to give her a job as a kindergarten teacher as she continues to look for her sister. The lawyer kept many secrets from Mary knowing very well that he is the husband of the sister whom she is searching. All these indicate the frustration cases that the movie portrays the characters.
The film is paramount in making people realize the