Fargo provides a caricature of a specific part of our country- Minnesota. The characters all brandish heavy accents, and speak with mannerisms unique to the region. The humor of the film lies in the fact that such simple, homely characters get involved in such sinister affairs. Jerry Lundegaard is a timid, somewhat skittish car salesman with no backbone, making the fact that he arranges for his wife to be kidnapped almost humorous. The criminals that capture her are certainly sinister, but also somewhat inept. Fargo somehow takes a kidnapping plot and a triple homicide and makes a darkly humorous movie, especially through the cop on the job, Marge Gunderson. Marge is simple, and her reactions in conversations are often shown in shots due to her amusing facial expressions and mannerisms.