The cat seems to have a very significant role in the movie the Silence of the Lambs which does not make a lot of sense to me as I have always seen this movie as a narrative about the role of woman in the society. Women in the movie seem to be guided by cats in the following scenes:
- The cat in the window (this one even gets a close-up) meows to Catherine Martin, a Buffalo Bills target, as she is about to fall into his trap.
- A cat is cleaning itself under a chair in Mr. Bimmels (father of Bills first victim Frederica Bimmel) kitchen.
- A cat statuette is found in front of the casket that reveals Frederica Bimmels nude photos.
- A cat meows and attracts the attention of Clarice to Fredericas workshop that makes her realize Bill is making a suit out of women.