scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 482
A femme fatals tragedy Womens mundane life In Siren Song Many of Margaret Atwoods heroines are independent strong and self serving Those same characteristics are evident in Siren Song In Siren Song Margaret Atwood paints the picture of a mythical femme fatal who lures men to their deaths The siren in the poem is contemplating her ability to seduce and lure men But the end of the poem she proves that her song though somewhat of a clich never fails The poem it lures the reader in just as a siren lures men The poem opens by identifying itself as one song everyone would like to learn the song that is irresistible lines 1-3 The song the siren refers to is so powerful that men disregard the warning signs of beached skulls line 6 and leap overboard Then in the third stanza she warns us that anyone who has heard the song is dead This is a warning similar to the beached skulls telling the reader that death awaits the reader at the end of the song However the reader continues to the next stanza without a second thought like the sirens sailor victims The siren lures the reader on by treating him like a confidant someone special In a confessional tone she admits she doesnt enjoy it here squatting on this island lines 13-14 She says that she will tell the reader a secret only to you line 20 if he comes closer Portraying herself as helpless stranded and in desperate need of aid she receives sympathy from the reader In addition she makes the reader feel special only you can line 23 rescue her and you are unique line 24 Finally without warning she says at last line 15 like a sudden but sly attack The siren feels trapped and unsatisfied in her role as a femme fatal She has the ability to attract men easily But once she gets
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA