Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The Temptress character can be an echo of a Hero’s dark side, showing them what they could become if they give up their ideals. She may sometimes even possess magical powers which allow her to more successfully weaken or charm her chosen target. Affiliate Disclosure They are usually physically beautiful and sexually beguiling, possessing a desirability and sensuousness which they exploit to their own advantage. Whilst the Temptress archetype is most commonly one of physical and sensual allure, this is not always the case. Posted by Hang_Mi on 2020/11/06 at 11:01 AM. In the last century, storytellers have continued to use the archetype, but some have altered how it is used, as in the case of the 1993 film, "Sirens," in which the hero is led from the path of righteousness, but gains new insight. Almost every James Bond movie has a Temptress in it somewhere. They may well have been exploited patriarchal, masculine world and have now learned to act the way they do as a way of surviving within it. Megara starts off as the temptress who tries to seduce Hercules's weakness out of him in order to bring him to Hades and get her soul back. ( Log Out /  Yes, normally one half of a love triangle is a “bad boy” trope, but if they were too archetype-y I think it would be too obvious that they were a bad choice and the triangle would break down. Common characteristics of the Temptress archetype are that they are most often female. Where this is the case the main protagonist in a story is presented with a decision to make and they are tempted to the ‘dark side’, or to make the ‘dark call’ in the choice they are presented with. I’m really enjoying this series, and want to keep the dialog going. Learn how your comment data is processed. Contact Her allure is usually drawn from other characteristics, such as beauty, wit and seductiveness, but in the Temptress these qualities become addictive to those whom she targets. Sometimes the siren archetype can be found not in a person but in an object or idea, such as the Ring of Power, which tempts Frodo in "The Lord of the Rings. God then curses the serpent and the ground before telling Adam and Eve the consequences of their sin, banishing them from the Garden of Eden. ( Log Out /  There are a couple in the post itself, but there are several characters in literature and movies who fulfill the temptress archetype for a portion of the story. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The protagonist in these instances very often intends to do the right thing and wants to be good, but sometimes the temptations presented to the become too great. She saunters in and gives you a coy smile, her eyes promising that more is available, if you’re willing. What if it were switched around, with two women?

However, the most important ingredient for any successful archetypal Temptress to possess is allure. Posted by coldhandboyack on 2015/06/11 at 1:53 PM. Privacy Policy They are often damaged women who have suffered trauma earlier in their lives which has formed them into the people they have become.

Fact Check: What Power Does the President Really Have Over State Governors? Posted by coldhandboyack on 2015/06/12 at 11:49 AM. Along the way, the hero may meet temptation, often in female form. Like in many other ancient and classic stories with siren or temptress figures, when Adam gives in to her wishes, there are negative consequences. The best one I can think of right now is Cat Woman. Like the Damsel in Distress, what are your feelings on this archetype and its use in media? Festival of Sacrifice: The Past and Present of the Islamic Holiday of Eid al-Adha. But Morgan le Fay, especially in certain stories, can definitely be seen as a Temptress character. This offers the hero short-term relief or gratification but giving in to this urge would cause the mission to fail and prove the hero unworthy. Posted 2015/06/11 by Kit Campbell in Discussion.

(Huxley 13)” She is the temptress of the story, as evinced from this […], Posted by Hang_Mi on 2020/11/05 at 8:16 PM, What is an example of a temptress?

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