Ernesto Che Guevara's Role In The Cuban Revolution

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A Marxist revolutionary who fought in the Cuban revolution. Occupied several high ranking positions in Fidel Castro’s government. Ernesto Che Guevara has become one of the most famous people in the world due to a picture of him that is being sold everywhere in the world as both wallpapers and T-shirt prints, being marked as one of the most widely recognizes symbols of rebellion in the world today. “The life of Che is an inspiration to all human beings who cherish freedom. We will always honor his memory.” – Nelson Mandela “Che was just one of those guys who walked the walk and talked the talk. There’s just something cool about people like that. The more I get to know Che the more I respect him.”- Benicio Del Toro 2. Background 2.1 Che’s Father:…show more content…
He goes out to Misiones, a province with plenty of cheap land and becomes enthralled by the prospect of earning a fortune from the “green gold”. 2.3 Che’s Mother: Celia de la Serna y Llosa, Che’s mother was born in to a massively wealthy family, with roots in the Spanish nobility. Both of Celia’s parents committed suicide shortly after she was born, the father due to the illness he got and the mother for unclear motives. She was raised by her older sister Carmen de la Serna, a feminist member of the Communist party who married a famous poet and journalist. By her sister’s influence she became a communist and feminist herself, criticizing and defying religion but feeling affection for spirituality. During 1920’s to 30’s she held fiercely to her belief’s in development of the Argentine feminist movement and held meetings regularly to discuss the issues at hand. 2.4 Marriage: At the age of 27 Ernesto met Celia after graduating from a Catholic School in Buenos…show more content…
The next few months of Celia’s pregnancy was thereafter spent engaging in various activities such as fishing, boating and horseback riding. Even if Misiones was a peaceful place at the time, Ernesto felt no peace what so ever. Not a moment of his time could be spent relaxing and viewing the place, to him it was full of ferocious beasts, dangerous work and people, jungle cyclones and interminable rains and tropical diseases. He viewed the jungle as a goldmine ready to be harvested of the “green gold”, in his grandfather’s spirit he was anxious to restore the family’s wealth he had once lost and set to work immediately. Celia’s pregnancy advanced and the time to give birth was not far away, so they decided that a more secure environment was fitting and ended up giving birth in the large city of Rosario. Finally little Ernesto “Che” Guevara was born on May 14th, 1928 his date was falsified to June

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