A true go-getter. She is a super passionate intern who is married to her career. She will do whatever it takes to make it to the top and excel, even if it means treading on extremely dangerous territory. This assignment will either make her or break her....
Clarice has a mission and that is to track down Serial Killer, Buffalo Bill. But she has to cross the line of fire and blood to do so. Hence she goes down to the Baltimore Mental Institution to meet with Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the Cannibalistic Murderer. He aids her in her search by verbally providing clues about Buffalo Bill in exchange of the gory details of her personal life.
Do you hear that noise? It is the noise of fresh young lambs being slaughtered...
Clarice did not have the ideal childhood. Her Father who was the town Marshall in West Virginia, was fatally shot during a robbery. Her mother died when she was young too. After her Father's death, she was sent to live with her uncle on a sheep and horse farm. That is where she witnesses a bunch of lambs being slain to their demise, traumatizing Clarice to the point where she runs away. After that, she is sent to spend the remainder of her childhood in a Lutheran Orphanage.
In her University years, she meets Dr. Jack Crawford and later joins the FBI...
The lambs keep screaming but does anybody hear them???
In my honest opinion, I think Clarice Starling can be a role model for most young ambitious women who want to pursue careers in Criminology. But overall, Clarice is a heroine. She was willing to do anything to succeed in the assignment given to her in tracking down Serial Killer Buffalo Bill and she did so with flying colors. But her guard had to be knocked down by a lot which is not easy for any human being to allow. She allowed Dr. Hannibal Lecter to go skin deep (no pun intended) into the vulnerable details of her life, exposing her fears. It is needless to say that the relationship between The Sadistic Cannibal and The Infamous FBI Agent is far from over.
Pinwheels on the cheeks and bloodshot eyes makes for one sick and daunting individual. It is the voice of the sick and dying John Kramer. After a failed suicide attempt, he begins to find a deeper purpose to life. What is his purpose? To teach others how to value their own life. But it does not come without several hard tests. Some may be gruesome. Some are downright dangerous. But it's a game. A sick game where Kramer plays God with your life. And while it may be true a lot of individuals don't have much appreciation for life, but should making them see the error of their ways lead to highly destructive proportions? Every individual who signs up to participate in this sick game of "How Much Do You Value Your Life?", gets set up to lose one way or another. One must wonder how genuine Kramer's concern for these individuals really is.
Now, let's start putting the pieces together and mind you, I am no Psychologist or Criminal Profiler..
Kramer has a knack for "helping" others. He was a successful civil service engineer who formed The Urban Renewal Group, whose mission was to execute property development for needy people. Kramer married Jill Tuck and persuaded her to open up a clinic to aid in the recovery of drug addicts. It's motto is "Cherish Your Life"..
Cherish Your Life....
Do YOU cherish your life???
Then Kramer meets William Easton, the manager of Umbrella Health Insurance Company. As they get to know each other, Kramer realizes that Easton decides on the life and death of his clients by seeing who is permitted for coverage and who is not. Subsequently, Kramer becomes a client of Umbrella Health.
Then Jill, who is expecting a boy, Gideon, suffers a miscarriage after one of her patients, Cecil, slams the doorknob into her stomach. This is the price you pay for helping others huh? Now Kramer begins to deteriorate, both physically and mentally and attempts to take his own life by driving off a cliff. Kramer survives, but it is then his perspective on people change..
Here comes the mission..
You don't know what you got until it is gone. Or almost gone. Such as your life. What impact has your existence made in this life? Or has it made any impact at all? Let's find out then. Kramer's first test is Cecil after he saw how unfazed he was after Kramer lost Gideon. Talk about lack of moral character..
It's time to teach him a lesson..
And this is how Jigsaw came to be. One always wonders who, how and why. A typical human being may say John Kramer is a monster. But a psychologist may say he just suffered a severe mental breakdown.