The Little Foxes Character Analysis

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Often, allegorical references mark a work of literary fiction, or in this instance play, as truly well written, because it symbolizes the knowledge of the author. Even though Lillian Hellman, the play rite of this particular drama, meant it to be realistic in nature, she could not say away from Biblical references, including naming the title after a verse in the Song of Solomon. Stereotypes in the Bible commonly match the character traits of almost any literary character, however, the characters in “The Little Foxes” are particularly easy to capture in the pattern of Biblical motifs. Though this play does not outright state this, Regina Giddens, arguably the main character, matches the characterization of the famous Biblical woman, Queen Jezebel. If you have never read the script of Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes,” or watched one of the movie adaptations I would not blame you, however, there are things that you should know. As the main character, Regina also acts as a sort of antagonist, executing elaborate plans and schemes to achieve her goals, which, at the moment, includes making millions, waiting for her husband to die, and then move to Chicago to restart her life as the beautiful…show more content…
It is undeniable that Regina Giddens and Queen Jezebel both have a scheming nature and no qualms about breaking civic and ethical laws to achieve their goals. Both have influential father figures in their lives which creates a need for them to achieve more than they did, giving both women a greedy nature. This nature to grab power creates a rift between people and leads to a lonely existence, one that will end in heartbreak or pain. These stereotypes allow the reader and the audience to know more about Regina than Lillian Hellman could describe in mere words, audiences know that actions speak louder than
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