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Velma: More innocent than Roxie? 
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Post Velma: More innocent than Roxie?
Dear Chicago Fans,

We all know *SPOILER WARNING*












that Roxie isn't really as innocent as she'd like her husband to think that she is.














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Was Velma really that innocent of a person














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before she killed her husband and her sister?














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Bit hard to tell, but from Velma's knowing demeanour, I would imagine she has a bit of a past. After all, when we first meet her, she's on stage performing All That Jazz - hardly the song of an ingenue.


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This is true, but also, everything in those days was an act. Just as Roxie's facade was of being sweet and innocent, Velma's very well could have been being a badass. Do I think Velma had a better reason for comitting her muders however? Yes. Do I think that she was right in doing it? No. But, all the same, I would have let her off before Roxie.

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Yes. Within the context of the show and its black, tit-for-tat justification of lifestyle choices, Velma's murder seems a lot more justifiable on the surface than Roxie's. While you could defend either as a crime of passion, it's a little harder to defend Roxie murdering her lover because he cheated on her - when she was doing exactly the same thing to poor lovable defenceless Amos.

I suppose when deciding which girl is the more innocent, I also look at how they cope with all the things that happen next and how they manipulate media attention to their best advantage. While we see Roxie's journey from the beginning, Velma is already an old stager and her behaviour at Roxie's trial indicates to me that she is just a bit cleverer in getting her own way.

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