Emily Grierson is not what society would consider a threat. Specifically, Emily is an aging woman who isolates herself from society. Emily secludes herself in her home and survives by sending her servant to run errands for her. No one in the town is fearful of her. In fact, they pity her. The narrator explains that the town began to feel really sorry for her after four men sprinkled lime in her cellar and all the outbuildings (32). In addition to their pity, Emily receives trust from some members in her town. Specifically, some people send their children to her for china painting lessons. Emily gives lessons for a while and then stops. The town wonders about her but they never suspect her of a crime like murder. By comparison, Hannibal was not suspected of murder until he was arrested.
Likewise, Hannibal deals with homosexuality. In the motion picture , it is one of the reasons behind his cannibalism. David Sundelson says that "Lecter's cannibalism expresses a wish to do what only women doto have another life inside his bodyand a primitive fantasy about how to satisfy that wish" (3). Furthermore, the killer that Hannibal is helping the FBI track down is described as "a reject for transsexual surgery" (Sundelson 6). Thus Hannibal and Emily deal with very similar problems.
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In William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily, the narrator begins by informing the audience that Emily Grierson has passed way. The narrator continues by reminiscing, revealing various events that took place in Emily's life. Ultimately, the narrator reveals a secret about Emily. After her funeral, Horner Barron (a love interest of Emilys) is discovered in an upstairs bedroom. Emily had murdered Horner approximately forty years before the discovery of his body at her funeral. The town is shocked by the evidence that Emily killed Horner. There is slight difference between Emily and the functioning psychos that invade our protected society today. Hannibal Lecter, for instance, is a flawless example of a functioning psycho. The similarities between Hannibal Lecter and Emily Grierson suggest that Emily was a functioning psycho.