Che Guevara In Popular Culture

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Che Guevara has in popular-culture been glamourized as a saint and hero, one who rebelled and rose up against difficulties, for having freed the Cubans from the authoritarian Batista regime, but in many ways has not been exposed for how he treated the Cubans once this regime was abolished. One questions whether Guevara is worthy of being the face of hope for the oppressed, even though he is responsible for violence and crimes against humanity.
Throughout modern history many revolutionaries, especially those who freed Latin American countries from colonial powers, have been misrepresented within society as righteous, honourable and morally-sound iconic figures within history, yet often this is not fully the case. This is true within the example of iconic revolutionary figure, Che Guevara.
This research project will discuss this, with specific reference to Guevara’s motivations, aims and actions, as well as reference to examples of representations of Guevara within contemporary culture and his legacy left for society.

Although Che Guevara is most commonly hailed as a benevolent revolutionary
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