The many Film Noir conventions through characters is seen in Double Indemnity. Walter Neff is an ordinary middle class businessman selling insurance. One day, he goes to the house of Phyllis Dietrichson where the two fall in love. They plot to get rid of Dietrichson’s husband using a doppelganger - Neff himself wears the same colored suit and pretends to be Mr. Dietrichson commiting suicide by jumping off a train after killing his lover’s husband himself. Another stylistic convention that double indemnity uses is the unpleasant weather.
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However, it is difficult to believe that Cathy chose to be evil to the extreme that Steinbeck depicts. He described every moment of her life as being devoted to bringing other people down, and pulling herself up. She achieved this through devious schemes that trapped many important men in compromising positions, and also by clever plots that allowed her to take over one of the most successful whore houses in Salinas. Cathy was a secretive person who went to great measures to cover her past and her feelings. In turn, chosen isolation combined with the lack of love is a clear identification of the source of her evil, which is