Women in Films - User or Victim?

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Women in Films - User or Victim?

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


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...