Designed to prove that a woman can be anybody she desires to be, the legendary
film, "Evita", is now shown to millions of movie viewers. Alan Parker's "Evita" is
a reflection of the much-publicized images of two popular self-made heroines of
different era, Evita and Madonna. The discussion of this essay will show us how
these ladies got far and revered once by their followers.
The life of Evita Peron is almost like a dramatization of a romantic fiction,
about the tale of a young and poor illegitimate girl, who escapes the cruelty
and poverty of her hometown, and Aflees to the big city to become a movie star,
fights her way to the top through succession of men, marries her country=s
president, only to die at a young age of 33" (Harbinson 154). Eva was born
illegitimate in a small remote town of Argentina, and spent most of her
childhood life under a cloud of illegitimacy.
Besides being poor, Eva and her
sisters were 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 ridicules that young
Eva and her family received from the other villagers, formed the basis of her
hatred of Argentinas middle and upper classes (19).
Eva grew up to be an intelligent, beautiful, and glamorous teen-ager, who
attracted many men's attention. Aside from her good looks, Eva had the charm
that could get her all the things she wanted, the character of a woman who never
gave into negative circumstances, and a determination so strong, she found her
way to the balcony of the presidential palace of Argentina. The painful
rejection, and the traumatic events of her father's funeral, when she and...