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He adjective fatal , from the Latin word fatālis, refers to what is bad, sad or tragic . The fatal usually has definitive consequences or very difficult to reverse.

For example: "The young man suffered a fatal car accident when he was going to his parents' house", "A fatal fight at the exit of the stadium ended with a dead man and three seriously injured", "The child ingested a fatal dose of the medication and died within a few hours".

The fatal is unhappy or unfortunate . If an old man slips in the shower and dies as a result of a blow in the head when falling, it can be said that this person suffered a fatal accident .

It also qualifies as fatal to what it is bad . A journalist can claim that a basketball player (basketball ) had a fatal match if he missed the seven pitches he made, he lost six balls and committed five personal fouls. In a similar sense, an individual who was late for work due to a breakdown in his car, lost his glasses and learned of a friend's health problem, had a fatal day .

In many cultural works the term that concerns us has been used to title them. This would be the case, for example, of the American film "Fatal attraction", which premiered in 1987 and was directed by Adrian Lyne. It had a total of six Oscar nominations.

Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer are the actors who star in this psychological thriller that tells the story of a married man who decides to have an affair with a strange woman for whom he feels very attracted. The situation among lovers will be complicated when she follows him everywhere, tries to spend time with him all the time, begins to investigate aspects of his private life, begins to approach his family ...

In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of the novel “Fatal”, written by Jean-Patrick Manchette and published in 1972. It is a work of the black genre that revolves around a murderer and her peculiar motivations to carry out the crime of different characters.

The expression femme fatale On the other hand, it refers to a member of the female gender who, by her charms, exerts an irresistible attraction in men. The fatal thing would be given, according to this criterion, in which man would be able to do anything - even something unfortunate - in order to be with the woman in question. Even a woman who appeals to her sensuality is usually considered a fatal woman to obtain benefits from the men she captivates.

Likewise, we cannot ignore that one of the most popular songs in the history of music in Spain such as "What does a girl like you do in a place like this?" Also has in its lyrics that concept of a fatal woman. Specifically, it says: "Fatal woman, always with problems. What do you have in your eyes, baby? Or are you going to cry?"

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