“A Femme Fatale, translating to “Deadly Woman” in french, is an alluring, seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire. Often this leads them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations.” ~ Wikipedia
What villainous ladies have you read of in literature? Now’s the time to give them a shout out. Because let’s face we love to route for the bad girl. Expression of this could be in any form, hate or love mail, fan fic, quotes or a simple profile. The skies the limit. Just be sure to include what book the femme fatale comes from so we can check them out too!
In Of Mice and Men there is only one character who stays relatively anonymous being referred to as Curley’s Wife, the Boss’s son. While she is only a secondary character she screams sex appeal, with all the farm hands having the hots for her but of course because she’s Curley’s Wife it’s hands off.
Then George Milton and Lennie Small join the crew, a sense of feeling sorry for the wife encroaches upon them as she is in a verbally abusive relationship. Unfortunately, she is treated more like a piece of property, with this behavior being given the blind eye treatment.
Curley’s Wife has porcelain clear skin and soft, shiny hair like silk. Lennie Small likes to touch soft things. Maybe because they are both victims of circumstance the Wife and Lennie befriend each other. One day, she and Lennie are alone in one of the barns and after being told what beautiful hair she has allows Lennie to stroke it. Well, let’s just say her beautiful hair was fatal…