Che: A Modern Day Robin Hood

analytical Essay
1828 words
1828 words

It is a classic lesson that to understand a person, one must first learn to walk in their shoes. From literary masterpieces such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” to real life examples that people face everyday, it is known that one cannot justify a prejudice until they fully know the story behind it. To understand Ernesto “Che” Guevara and the political thinking he carries, one must have a deep analysis of the history of Latin America. Guevara’s thinking goes beyond Cuba’s borders, were today his figure is one to follow, with values and ideals thought of as impeccable.

The Che Guevara of Latin America is currently more present than ever. The ideals he pursued will forever affect some people. Guevara’s fight was for the oppressed, the exploited; he was the voice of the people with no voice. His image quiets any person who tires to continue oppression or the unmeasured gain of wealth.

A student of Che’s legacy says that talking about Guevara “obligates one to argue with neutrality and a cold head that he has been invested into more than one current of leftist belief. Wether it is those who look up to him folkloric-ally as an inoffensive figure who calms consciences through a series of compensating fantasies or those who question him for his “focus of extreme-leftism” (Kohan 11). It is like this that Che can be seen as a polemic character, who allows one to dig deeper into his very own theoretical postures. Though what he started seems to have ended violently, there is no intention of that in Che’s initial plans. It is clear that he intended to contribute to a socialism stemming from Latin American roots, a socialism that can take care of the multiple stages of human development in society (Cabero). Wether or not one likes Che, it i...

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...tizen who has lived through ideological socialist movements that have done more wrong than good, I do not like the left side of politics. Be that as it may, I accept Che's ideals, knowing what the experiences were that formed them. To understand Guevara, one must be aware of his travels, experiences, and philosophy.

Works Cited

Anderson Lee, Jon. Che Guevara: a revolutionary life. Grove Pr, 1997. Print.

Cabero, Elizabeth. "Repercusiones Del Pensamiento De Ernesto Che Guevara." Cochabamba, Bolivia. 4/25/2010. Lecture.

Guevara, Ernesto Che. La Guerra de Guerrillas. 1960. Print.

Guevara, Ernesto. Young Che: Memories of Che Guevara by His Father. Vintage, 2008. Print.

Kohan, Néstor. Ernesto Che Guevara: el sujeto y el poder. 2001. Print.

Massari, Roberto. Che Guevara. Pensamiento y política de la utopía. Italy: editorial Txalaparta, 2004. Print.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that to understand ernesto "che" guevara and the political thinking he carries, one must have a deep analysis of the history of latin america.
  • Opines that che guevara's ideals will forever affect some people. he was the voice of the people with no voice.
  • Analyzes how che is a polemic character who allows one to dig deeper into his very own theoretical postures. though what he started seems to have ended violently, there is no intention of that in che's initial plans.
  • Explains that che's personality has been approximated, in the field of analogies, to other legendary or historically significant figures, as revolutionary or as the people’s leader.
  • Explains that ernesto guevara de la serna was born on may 14th, 1928, in rosario, argentina, and moved to altagracia in 1932 after a medical recommendation, since che had been diagnosed with asthma.
  • Analyzes how che guevara's travels and endeavors are reviewed chronologically. his ideology is developed as he goes deeper into his journey and witnesses more and more reality of the third world.
  • Narrates how che set out on a trip that consisted of travel along the atlantic coast, and witnessed the struggle of the people in bolivia. his first stop was in la paz, bolivia, where he interacted with the working class.
  • Narrates how che participated in the battle on la plata on january 17th, 1957, and achieved an important victory at the uvero headquarters on may 28th.
  • Narrates how guevara was named president of the national bank of cuba in 1959 and minister of industry in 1961. che traveled various times until he reached la paz, bolivia, under the name of adolfo mena gonzales by uruguayan passport.
  • Analyzes how che guevara's travels and his growth and belief towards his ideology coincide as he becomes more involved in the revolution. his change of desire from returning from his trip and rejoining the high-class lifestyle is vividly described in a letter to his mother published by his father.
  • Explains that they had prepared a life plan that included ten years of wandering, later years studying medicine, but it will now be of an entirely different type from the one they dreamed of.
  • Explains that guevara's philosophical thinking is based upon marxist readings as he formed his view on life. he made contact with the classic texts of marx, engels, and lenin before the cuban revolution.
  • Explains that che guevara's thinking is closely attributed to various problems that society faced, such as the struggle for political power between the traditionalists and those of the socialist movement.
  • Analyzes how guevara conceived a vision of the behaviors, actions, changes, and objectives necessary for the liberation of people and societies from governments that he saw as harmful.
  • Analyzes how guevara's strong personality and beliefs led him to be a very influential figure. he believed that education should not be private property, but should belong to everybody.
  • Opines that guevara's followers' creation of the "ideal" citizen with all the beliefs that che fomented was important.
  • Opines that every state should be sovereign in the way they choose the ideals they wish to embrace.
  • Describes the works of ernesto che guevara.
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