Eva Peron Essay
At 8:25pm on the 26th day of July in 1952, all of Argentina clutched their chests in shock. They had just been told by President Juan Peron that their beloved and revered Evita had passed away. While the masses wept in her memory a select few mourned her death with celebratory toasts of champagne. Nevertheless, the Argentine streets were lined with mourners and flowers from the moment her death was announced until her funeral on August 11th. Eva defied stereotypes and her memory is forever embedded in the foundations of Latin American social reform. Transcending her life was her myth and transcending her myth was her love of her husband, Argentine President Juan Peron and of the Argentine …show more content…
"That week of October, 1945, is a week of many shadows and of many lights. It would be better if we did not come too close.., we should look at it again from farther away. However, this does not impede me from saying, with absolute frankness and in anticipation of what I will someday write in more detail, that the light came only from the people" (Peron 39).
Eva felt assured that even though Juan Peron was wrestling with political turmoil, with the support of the working class behind him, things