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The debate over Jason's attack of Chris


It is understandable for some viewers to believe that Chris is a rape victim, but I agree with the ones who don't. I think that Jason leaves Chris alone when she faints because his gratification disappears. The girl never says that she has been sexually violated, and it would not suit the masked killer's character to be a rapist. In his mind, the deformed man is merely avenging himself and Pamela as well as guarding his home. On the sidelines, Jason is even considerate about certain things. He surely has no desire to commit a major injustice such as forcing himself onto a young lady.

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It’s real easy to jump to attempted rape when a girl is talking about being attacked by a man in the woods and I’m she thought that was what was going to happen. Nothing has ever pointed at Jason having any sexual desires, though.

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Thank you, ODB82. You know how to look at whole pictures instead of basing conclusions on small details. Despite his murderous inclination, Jason has a strange innocence.

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can't see "rape"

Jason didn't know what sex was. he has a child mentality

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Thank you, bobbydallas. While you're partially right, Jason must know about intense physical intimacy. He probably doesn't when he drowns, but grows as an undead corpse and learns more along the way. The slasher likely associates sex with the counselors who have let him die and believes that everyone who does such a thing in his vicinity has the same character. I think that it's why anyone who engages in the act at or near the camp is killed, not simply because of the rules of horror movies. Jason might even feel as though he is getting revenge against the two original kids whenever he murders people after they share a bed. I'm sure that there is a similar basis for the homicidal man saving Rennie from rape in part eight. He hates sex, so he doesn't want it to be forced on to anybody.

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My guess is that when Chris passed out, Jason thought she was dead. He most likely looked at the camera, shrugged his shoulders, and walked off as a laugh track is played in the background.

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Thank you, MinorityRules15. I believe that Jason knows that Chris is still alive after she faints, but decides to not kill her since he can no longer overpower her. He sees her as a waste of time and moves on to a victim whom he can display his rage to. Many of the slasher's steps look like part of someone fooling around in woods with a camcorder, so I can imagine Jason doing the things that you mention.

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