Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A woman scorned...


Do you know any femme fatales or manipulators from movies or literature? Name her and explain what makes her better or worse than Shakespeare's villainous Lady Macbeth.

My choice... Delilah from the Bible. She is the ultimate manipulator!

11 comments:

colet3 said...

One of my favorite movies is Cruel Intentions. One of the main characters in that movie is Kathryn played by sarah michelle gellar. I think she is about as evil as you get. TO everyone who thinks they know her she seems to be the perfect student and christian. Actually she is a coke addict, drunk, and a whore, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is willing to ruin peoples lives for her pleasure. Now thats pretty evil.

AshtonH1 said...

Hey Cole are you talking about Sarah Michelle Gellar or Courtney Love cause they seem like the same person as far as personality is concerned. As for the whole evil thing Courtney is so stoned that the term evil or anything remotely close to her is an anethma. However, coke, heroin, or needles are all very distinct and vivid words for her.

AndersonS6 said...

I'll go with Max one this one and say Cruella De'vil. I mean come on, killing puppies is much worse than killing an old king.

bens1 said...

femme fatales or manipulators...hmmm...my girlfriend..hahaha I kid! I kid! My favorite manipulator/femme fatale would have to be from the show "Firefly" A girl named Saffron pretends she marries the captain while he was in a drunken stupor and seduces him and puts him in the hands of murderers. Shes a recurring character but she never ceases to intrigue and disgust me. Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions is awesome. But thats just because SMG is amazing and will be mine someday. Courtney Love sucks and deserves to burn for conspiring to kill Kurt Cobain. And Hole was never that good of a band.

leeb3 said...

I agree with Cole. Katherine in Cruel Intentions is definately an evil schemer. She deceives Sebas into getting rid of his girlfriend, and even leads to his death. Thats not very nice...

rebeccal5 said...

If I think of a woman manipulator I think of the lady in the book/move "Holes." She was crazy, but everyone respected her authority. I will always remember that they believed she put rattle snake venim in her red fingernail polish and might accidentally scratch someone across the face. It seemed like there was always something mysterious and evil about her.

jordanl5 said...

A great example that everyone knows would be Guinivere from King Arthur. She was able to seduce one of Arthur's perfect knights who had never before committed a sin. Although, I believe that any woman could manipulate a man into doing something. I don't know of a person who seems more corrupted about killing her own child than Lady Macbeth, but maybe all woman haven't shown their true colors.

philipr5 said...

I don't recall any women manipulators in any movies or literature, but women in general manipulate me just as much as the serpant manipulated Eve LOL. HAHA can you beleive that!! OMG it stinks so bad!! I wish I was a chick magnet :)

jonathann6 said...

What female isn't manipulative? Eve set a precedent for all women when she lied, cheated, and manipulated Adam to eat the apple. "The serpent said it was ok... Do it, everybody else is doing it. You are the only person who hasn't eaten the fruit." That's what Eve actually said, ask one of the librarians, they were there...

michelleg6 said...

Of the best female villains in a movie is Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted. In the movie, Angelina plays Lisa Rowe, a heartless sociopath who was sent to the Insane Asylum for repeated drug use and misconduct. She makes fun of all the people with disabilities in the asylum. She was a horrible person in that movie, but an excellent actress.

CaitlinW3 said...

Abigale from Arthur Miller's The Crucible, was quite the manipulator. She turned the good against one another in order to gain her own pleasure and escape her guilt that rotted within her. Her accusations were based on lies and evil.