Thursday, January 7, 2010

Manhunter analysis - part 79: The film's ultimate underlying message

CATEGORY: MOVIES     [Hidden plot related]

This post and the next one will serve to summarize certain information covered previously in the analysis, as well as present new information, regarding who each of the characters in Manhunter represents, and what it is that these representations, together with the action in the movie, imply that the movie-makers are telling us about what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen regarding various real-life evil parties (an evil Satanic party represented by Hannibal Lecktor, evil high-ranking Freemasons and Mormons, and certain other parties).

Will Graham represents an entity who was to become Christ. He also represents the mythological Greek figure, Adonis, the god of beauty and desire; and, he represents the Hebrew patriarch Abraham (by virtue of the common name element 'raham' in Graham and Abraham). Within the context of Freemasonry, Graham represents the Pythagorean Brotherhood.

Noting that the 'bal' in 'Hannibal' sounds similar to 'baal', a commonly used name for the Devil, Hannibal Lecktor represents a personification of Satan. Lecktor's attempt to defeat Graham symbolizes the fact that the Satanic party he represents has been working (along with other parties) to prevent the second coming of Christ. Lecktor also represents the Greek god Hermes, and his Roman 'equivalent', Mercury. And, since Mercury's father was the god Jupiter, Lecktor also represents the 'presence' of Jupiter. Within the context of the Hermetic correspondences between planets, metals, and bodily organs, discussed in part 59 of the analysis, Lecktor represents Mercury, quicksilver, and the lungs.

Jack Crawford represents John the Baptist, who foretold the coming of Jesus, insofar as he appears to be John the Baptist to Graham's unconscious. This is to help Hannibal Lectkor in his plan to prevent the second coming of Christ - Crawford is helping Lecktor 'draw out' Jesus, through Will, so that when Will is defeated, the second coming will have been defeated. Crawford represents some component of the Freemasons that is ultimately working for the Satanic force Lecktor represents. Crawford is functioning as a 'spy' for Lecktor in Dollarhyde's camp, i.e., he is pretending to be working on Dollarhyde's side, in order to get information about him which can help Lecktor (Lecktor needs to prevent Dollarhyde from becoming the great red dragon, for if Francis became the dragon, then he would 'usurp' Lecktor's place as a personification of Satan). At some point prior to the confrontation between Graham and Dollarhyde at the end of the movie, Dollarhyde must have found out that Crawford was working against him. Jack's surname is a reference to Crawford County, Indiana, which is where the evil parties mentioned above plan to establish their utopia, i.e., their 'New Jerusalem'.

Francis Dollarhyde represents a descendant of Ham (son of Noah), and he also represents a subset of the Freemasons. Dollarhyde being manipulated like a marionette by Lecktor, symbolizes that the subset of Freemasons Dollarhyde represents are being manipulated like marionettes by the Satanic force Lecktor represents. Dollarhyde is trying to become the great red dragon, and thereby 'usurp' Lecktor's place as a personification of Satan. This symbolizes the fact that the subset of the Freemasons Dollarhyde represents wants to eventually get the upper hand with the evil Satanic party Lecktor represents, instead of being ruled over by this party, in the modern-day utopia that is to be established by this and other evil parties working together. Dollarhyde also represents the biblical giant, Nimrod, who built the Tower of Babel. The 'Dollar' in his surname is a reference to money; this is discussed further in relation to the Jimmy Price character, in the next post in the analysis. Finally, Dollarhyde also represents the Roman god of war, Mars, and his Greek 'equivalent', Ares.

Beverly Katz represents a descendant of Noah's son, Shem, and she also represents a descendant of the biblical king and priest, Melchizedek. Katz is helping Lecktor to defeat the second coming of Christ, by helping him defeat Graham. The name Beverly is associated with the beaver, an animal that builds; Freemasonry evolved from the guilds of stonemasons and cathedral builders of the Middle Ages. Also, beavers are nocturnal animals; recall Dollarhyde's reference to nocturnal animals when speaking with Reba in the darkroom at Gateway Labs (he tells Reba that he needs special film to study nocturnal animals). Since Dollarhyde represents some subset of Freemasons, the foregoing indicates a connection between Katz and Dollarhyde. The connection is that Katz is functioning as a spy for Lecktor, in Dollaryde's camp, i.e., she is informing Lecktor on certain things to do with Dollarhyde and his allies, such as the actions of Jimmy Price. Ultimately, she represents a party that is working with the evil Satanic party represented by Lecktor.

Brian Zeller (on the far right in the screencap at left) is working with Katz, but is not fully aligned with her, as revealed by the fact that he lets Graham know about the incest between Molly and Kevin (or at least, he tells Will something that leads Will to conclude that the incest is happening). Like the name Katz, Zeller is a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname.


Will Graham's surname is a reference to the real-life city of Graham, Texas. Since Jack Crawford (John the Baptist) is to 'baptize' Will Graham (an entity who is to become Christ), and since Crawford's name is a hint about the location of the New Jerusalem (the evil parties' planned utopia) in Indiana, as indicated above, it can be seen that a certain set of evil events has been taking place regarding the planned establishment of New Jerusalem: The children that are to populate (and have already begun populating) the Indiana location, are currently being raised and educated (and effectively being brainwashed) in the region surrounding Graham, Texas, and they are then being 'baptized' in some figurative manner prior to their removal to Indiana.


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