The compadrito’s discursive ethos in the argentinean tango and the myth of Femme Fatale


The myth of the femme fatale is present in the social imaginary in a latent and devastating form. Passing through ancient mythologies and landing on the current condition of the feminine, we can see that, although the struggle for women's rights has reached a scale never before seen in societies, there is still a very strong image of the feminine destructive, negative and fatal. The woman-sex, the woman-desire, the woman-ruin has contributed and still contributes to the fact that this imaginary persists and subjugates the female element to submission and even to hatred of man. Our main objective is to analyze the myth of the femme fatale in the Argentine Tango narratives, perceiving how the Tango singer's ethos is constructed and how the doubly paratopic female figure is constituted and felt by the main male figure of the Tango, the compadrito.


Tango; Myth; fatal woman; Paratopia; Speech Analysis.

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