I disagree with this narrative that depicts the femme fatale as a snob who inspires men to commit violence; as a demon who shattered their hearts. Throughout the book, Tomie is portrayed as an object, and no character development occurs. She doesn't even feel like a character at all. Tomie is a reflection of the author's hatred for all women and an argument for violence against them. The reader doesn't know anything about Tomie or what drives her at the end. In addition, some of her cruelty is illogical and merely intended to make the reader dislike her and convince them that she ought to be brutally murdered.
TOMIE NIGHT LIGHT
In some of the stories, her fault is simply that she has rejected these men. The truth is that no woman, not even Tomie's cruelest, could have anticipated this. Women are still killed or mutilated for not being interested. Men's entitlement to women's bodies is ingrained in our culture, and this idea puts all women in danger. She is portrayed as the seductress, and men hate her because they want to possess her like an object rather than a person with hopes, feelings, and goals. The idea that a woman must always be docile and willing to be loved, and that rage, gluttony, and greed are disgusting and unfeminine, are both perpetuated in this story. However, the artwork is extremely detailed and tells a compelling story in some way.