1920's Femme Fatale

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The 1920’s femme fatale was a dangerous, foxy, seductive and innocent looking lady. They were like damsels in distress when they approached men, but ultimately become deadly when men get entangled with them. Femme Fatale can be traced back to the old days of the Old Testament Bible. The story of Samson and Delilah is a story of a man who gets entangled with a femme fatale as she was the reason why his power was discovered, because she deceived him several times in order to know the root of his power. Ultimately, Samson fell for it. In the Maltese Falcon, Brigid O’Shaughnessy is the femme fatale. The men who trusted her ended up dead. The acts of Brigid O’Shaughnessy make her a villain. Brigid O’Shaughnessy’s character of the femme fatale fits …show more content…

During the Roaring Twenties, there was a demand for movies that portrayed the era of prohibition and movies about femme fatales became popular in this era. The femme fatale movies were about a beautiful lady smoking, drinking and getting involved in dangerous activities of the men’s world. Today’s femme fatale are not that much different from the 1920’s femme fatale which also includes Brigid O’Shaughnessy of Dashiell Hammett’s Maltese Falcon. Today’s femme fatale are also beautiful, young, innocent looking and dangerous women. The difference in today’s femme fatales is that they are dangerous not only to men, but also to women and young adults, who sometimes are seventeen to twenty years old. In the 2009 Movie, Chloe, Catherine is a successful gynecologist while Mr. David Stewart is a professor at a university. Catherine Stewarts thinks her husband is cheating on …show more content…

In these movies, femme fatales are also different from the Brigid O’Shaughnessy character. These ones are more modernized and are more relatable to this generation, especially with the fact that sexuality is now more celebrated in the media than ever. In the 2014 thriller, Careful What You Wish for, Lena Harper, a young lady in her early twenty’s, gets married to an investment banker because of his money. She also starts having an affair with the neighbor’s son, Doug Martin, who is just seventeen years old. She murders her husband and asked the teenager to help her dispose of him after lying to the teenager that her husband was abusing her and his death was an accident when she pushed him. She also tells the teenager that she loves him and it will be right if the teenager helps her. The death of her husband raised an alarm with the authorities when they found out that he had a large sum of money in his insurance and that the money was going to be for the young lady. During the investigation, an evidence is found that belonged to the seventeen year old boy and during the heat of the investigation, he tries to tell the authorities about his affair with the young lady, but it was too late for him because one of the investigators, Angie Alvarez, who said she was sent by the state attorney department, was actually an

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