Women in films.

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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...