Femme Fatale Fridays: Mary Tilford

July 30, 2010 Whitney Femme Fatale 5 Comments

“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.” ~ Wikipeda

What villainous ladies have you read of in literature?  Now’s the time to give them a shout out.  Because let’s face it, we all 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.  Just be sure to tell us where your femme fatale comes from so we can check them out too!

Mine is Mary Tilford, a young pupil at the Wright Dobie Boarding School from Lillian Hellman’s play “The Children’s Hour”

Dear Mary,
The lie you have told regarding your teachers, Miss Karen Wright and myself Miss Martha Dobie is very far from the truth and have never acted on said assumed feelings towards one another.  Your lies, blackmail and manipulation to teachers, students and family will not further any chances and achievements  in life you may desire as they soon become transparent.    Mary, I hope that in the future you will have learned from your heinous mistake and become a better person.  Although, as I begin to tie my bit of rope I realize that you found the one lie that had an ounce of truth to it.  Please remember, that I do not hold you responsible for my own undoings.
Goodbye Mary,
Your Teacher, Miss Dobie


5 responses to “Femme Fatale Fridays: Mary Tilford

  1. Love the Children's Hour and Mary's role in the story certainly made me want to wrap my hands around her neck and squeeze till her head popped like a pimple. Obviously, I am no Miss Dobie. Great letter.

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