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Date: Tue, 12 Jul 1994 10:29:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Mary C. Kalfatovic" <[log in to unmask]>
To: Screen-l <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Fatal Attraction
 
 
A literary character similar to Glenn Close's Alex in FATAL ATTRACTION is
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Like Alex, Sweeney is
driven mad by his desire for revenge.  There are some differences (Sweeney
is a man seeking revenge on another man for having stolen away his wife)
but the vengance angle is the same.  I don't know in what literary work
Sweeney Todd actually appears.  I know the story mostly from the Sondheim
show.
 
Another similar character is Arabella in JUDE THE OBSCURE.  Jude's foolish
dalliance with this nasty woman, who, with some justification refuses to
be tossed aside once Jude has had enough of her, sets off the novel's tragic
events.
 
Mary Kalfatovic,
Washington, D.C.