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Temptress

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Sydney Kraft Kuiack

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Snow-White
A temptress is not subclassed as temptress unless she is seen as beautiful; Snow-White’s would not have been tempted by the poisonous apple if it did not appear as beautiful. In this Grimm’s brother fairy tale Little Snow-White, the Queen distracts Snow-White with beauty. But it is not the Queen’s beauty that leads to Snow-White’s sudden death; it is the beauty of the red apple that the Queen bestows before her.
Of Mice and Men
In the novel Of Mice and Men we see a picture perfect example of a temptress. Within the novel, the temptress—Curley’s wife, but more often referred to as the “tramp,”or “tart,”— acts as a distraction in regards to Lennie’s life. It is her beauty and manipulative ways that puts Lennie into a situation that leads him to his downfall.
To be a Temptress
Advertising is a form of marketing communication used to encourage, persuade, or manipulate an audience [1]
MODREN MEDIA
Temptress
To be a temptress means to have beauty, and to have beauty means to get whatever you please. This is the harsh reality that has become true in today's day and age. Women in today's society are idolizing the idea of beauty and where it gets you in life. Beauty is a temptation so much so that when it presents itself, regardless of its shape or form; willpower will always fall short. A temptress is not subclassed as temptress unless she is seen as beautiful.
The pursuit of men.

Not pursuing them.
By briefing looking at these pictures, can you tell me what the selling product is?
The average Canadian will spend 3 years watching TV commercials— just the commercials.
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Having a hard time distinguishing the product?It is advertisements like the ones just shown that are on television, newspapers, magazines and billboards, which is becoming less and less about the product and more about the woman selling it. But still somehow people claim to perfectly exempt from the effects of advertising. This claim is getting harder to believe as advertisements are becoming more and more provocative, seductive and blunt to the point.
What does advertising tell us today about women? It tells us what it told us 10 and 20 and 30 years ago; that the most important attribute about a woman, is the way she looks.
The first thing the advertiser do is surround us— the media—with the idea of the ideal female beauty, so we all know how important it is for a woman to be beautiful and exactly what it takes. Women learn from a very early age that we must spend an enormous amount of time and energy striving to achieve this ideal. And feeling ashamed and guilty when we fail.
And of course failure is inevitable because the ideal is based on absolute flawlessness.

The perfect women has has no lines or wrinkles, she certainly has no scars or blemishes, in fact, she doesn't even have pores.
The primary purpose advertising is to sell products. And of course advertising does sell products, but I believe it sells us more than JUST products. It sells values, it sells images, it sells concepts of love and sexuality, romance, of success and most important, the idea of what it means to be "normal". To a great extent advertising tells us about who we are and who we should be.

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She has the infamous hourglass figure, chesty, long legs and is symmetrical in all possible areas. None the less, she is beautiful.

A women's body is continuously dismembered in advertising, over and over again. Just one part of the body is used to sell products, which of course is the most dehumanizing thing you can do someone, Not only is she a thing, but just one part of that thing is focused on.
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Now tell me how you exempt the manipulating ways of advertising.
Early in the novel we learn that George and Lennie are trying to escape their past. The duo were previously working on a ranch in Weed, where Lennie —a mentally-slow-gentle-giant— was falsely accused by a misunderstanding woman confusing Lennie's love of soft thing for rape. “Well, he seen this girl in a red dress. Dumb bastard like he is, he wants to touch ever’thing he likes. Just wants to feel it. So he reaches out to feel this red dress…that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped.” Quickly after the false accusations the pair took off in an attempt to assent from the rumors of Weed. George and Lennie find work in the next town over. It was soon after getting acquainted with the ranch that we are introduced to Curley’s wife— the temptress responsible for the downfall and betrayal of Lennie.

The Queen is fair, yes that's true— but the Queen wants to be the fairest of them all. The only thing stopping her from being the fairest the young Snow-White, who is as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as the wood in this frame. The Queen became envious, and could not even stand to look at Snow-White, for every time that she did, she was reminded of her surpassing beauty.
“When I’m doing my hair sometimes I jus’ set an’ stroke it ‘cause it’s so soft.’ To show how she did it, she ran her fingers over the top of her head...Here—feel right here.’ She took Lennie’s hand and put it on her head. ‘Feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is.’ Lennie’s big fingers fell to stroking her hair.”
This quote is from when Curley’s wife cornered the harmless Lennie in the horse stable, she convinces Lennie to feel her soft hair, unaware of Lennie’s love for soft things. It is Curley’s wife's constant flirtatious ways as well as her endless want for excitement and or trouble that leads her to her unfortunate death. The temptress not only causes her own unfortunate death but that of Lennies as well. Curley’s wife followed her archetype through causing the downfall and betrayal of an innocent victim.

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