User or Victim - Robert L. Dye Jr. E English 1013 W Women...

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Robert L. Dye Jr. R English 1013 E Women in Films W User or Victim? Designed to prove that a woman can be anybody she desires to be, the legendary film, f Evita, is now shown to millions of movie viewers. Alan Parker=s Evita is a reflection of the r much-publicized images of two popular self-made heroines of different era, Evita and Madonna. a The discussion of this essay will show us how these ladies got far and revered once by their b followers. f The life of Evita Peron is almost like a dramatization of a romantic fiction, about the a tale of a young and poor illegitimate girl, who escapes the cruelty and poverty of her hometown, h and Aflees to the big city to become a movie star, fights her way to the top through succession of t men, marries her country=s president, only to die at a young age of 33" (Harbinson 154). 1 Eva was born illegitimate in a small remote town of Argentina, and spent most of her h childhood life under a cloud of illegitimacy. Besides being poor, Eva and her sisters were s regarded as bastard children , and for this reason, they were Alooked upon as >brats= and often > prevented from associating with the other children of thevillage. This sense of rejection and the r ridicules that young Eva and her family received from the other villagers, formed the basis of her t hatred of Argentinas middle and upper classes@ (19). h Eva grew up to be an intelligent, beautiful, and glamorous teen-ager, who attracted E many men=s attention. Aside from her good looks, Eva had the charm that could get her all the h
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things she wanted, the character of a woman who never gave into negative circumstances, and a c determination so strong, she found her way to the balcony of the presidential palace of p Argentina. The painful rejection, and the traumatic events of her father=s funeral, when she and f her family were refused entry by his legal wife, were still in Eva=s mind when she left her l hometown for the big city to seek a better life. h Despite her blighted childhood and early personal loss, AEvita never let herself be a a victim, and instead, used her deprivations as a motivating machine. She developed a strong a courage, a ruthless ambition, and a hunger for success and power@ (185-186). Armed with all w the good looks, strong character, determination to succeed, and, the secret resentment she r nurtured against the ruling classes of Argentina who looked down on her family, Evita was E ready to change her life. r Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Evita found out that rich and poor people do exist in the t big cities. But this sight did not discourage Eva, and she went on to become a film and radio f performer. Although Evita had the glamour and talent to become successful, she was also aware a of the Acrushing limitations imposed upon Argentinean women of relentless male chauvinism. c It was the men who had the freedom and earned the money to use it@(25). But Evita was w determined not to be a victim, she instead, use men as a stepping stone to her
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