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Transcript of The Temptress
By:Ashley O'Keefe &
The Temptress in Greek Mythology
Examples of the Temptress in
Modern Literature and Films
Examples of the Temptress... (cont.)
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The Temptress archetype is defined as an unethical woman of immense provocative charm and wit, who utilizes men and leads them into treacherous situations. Temptresses include: sirens, femme fatales, and seductresses. Due to their beauty and manipulating ways, the temptress acts as a beguiling complication in the hero/protagonists journey. She is ultimately the cause of his downfall. A symbol for the temptress is the rose. This is because of the similarities between temptresses and roses: both are beautiful and influential, but they have some nasty thorns that they conceal. The word siren actually means "noise maker".
In Sky High, Gwen Grayson uses seduction to manipulate the main character and attempts to bring about his death.
In Narnia, The white witch lures
one of the main characters by appealing to his appetite and loneliness.
The Sirens (Greek Mythology)
In Shark Tale, Lola tempts the main
characters with her looks and persuasive
The Sirens are mesmerizing mythological
women/creatures who lure heroes to their downfall with their beautiful singing.
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Odysseus and the Sirens