Feminism And Crime In The Maltese Falcon

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The film The Maltese Falcon, created in 1941, is a Noir film. The theme clearly focuses on feminism and its role in crime. The two main characters are Samuel Spade, a private investigator played by Humphrey Bogart, and Brigid O’Shaughnessy, a deceitful women who manipulates others in order to attain her goals played by Mary Astor. Throughout the movie the audience gets a sense of how males and females use different approaches to partake in criminal acts. During the 1940’s women were viewed as delicate and inferior and treated as such; however, while women are portrayed as such in The Maltese Falcon the film also shows that women are capable of crime just as men are. Early on in criminology females were considered

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