Che Guevara – the man who became a myth

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“He was a human wreck by then – he was starving and sick, his feet were a bloody mess, and his asthma was like a snake crawling up and down his throat. But still fighting – that son of a bitch was still fighting his war. He just stared at me for a minute, and then said, ” look around you, look at this village – what do you see? There is no doctor, no running water, no electricity, no roads, they have nothing, the lives of these people are shit. All this time you are trying to kill me, brother, did you ever stop to think what this war is about? – Che Guevara – the man who became a myth…

Mario Terán Salazar, a soldier, was tasked with his assassination, Che looked at this quivering man. “Calm down and take good aim,” he told him. “You’re going to kill a man.” Che died on his feet.

From man, Ernesto Guevara became a myth.”

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The Motorcycle Diaries is a movie made in the 2004 about the life and journey base on the written memoirs of of a 23 year old Ernesto Guevara, who later on became the internationally acclaimed revolutionary Che Guevara. He and his friend, Alberto Granado are typical college students who, seeking fun and adventure before graduation, decide to travel across Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela in order to do their medical residency at a leper colony. Beginning as a buddy/road movie in which Ernesto and Alberto are looking for chicks, fun and adventure before they must grow up and have a more serious life. As is said in the film itself, it’s about “two lives running parallel for a while.” The two best friends start off with the same goals and aspirations, but by the time the film is over, it’s clear what each man’s destiny has beco

Che, was a Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, since his death Guevara’s stylized visage has become an ubiquitous counter – cultural symbol and global icon within popular culture.

Che Guevara
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“Every generation needs a journey story; every generation needs a story about what it is to be transformed by geography, what it is to be transformed by encounters with cultures and people that are alien from yourself, and you know that age group 15 to 25, that’s the perfect generation to get on a motorcycle, to hit the road, to put on your backpack and just go out.”

— José Rivera, screenwriter, NPR[6]

The Motorcycle Diaries
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The Motorcycle Diaries may not provide any satisfactory answers as to how a 23-year-old medical student went on to become arguably the most famous revolutionary of the latter half of the 20th Century, but it has an undeniable charm in that it imbues the memories of youth with a sense of altruism and purity – which are complemented by the scenery. It’s an incomplete portrait to be sure, but it’s a gorgeous depiction of two best friends riding unknowingly into the history books.”

The musings of Che on his infamous journey of self discovery which later turned into a means of finding ones place in the world and also about making the choices in life which are worth fighting for…..
“Revolution is impersonal; it will take their lives, even utilizing their memory as an example or as an instrument for domesticating the youth who follow them.”
                               ― Ernesto Che GuevaraThe Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

“I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel…”
                               ― Ernesto Che GuevaraThe Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

 “Homesickness starts with food”
                               ― Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaires
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

“The psychological effects of the sun are strange: it had not yet appeared over the horizon and we already felt comforted, just imagining the heat it would bring.”
                         ― Ernesto Che GuevaraThe Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

 “The future belongs to the people, and gradually, or in one strike, they will take power, here and in every country.The terrible thing is the people need to be educated, and this they cannot do before taking power, only after.
                             ― Ernesto Che GuevaraThe Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

“There is no other definition of socialism valid for us than that of the abolition of the exploitation of man by man.”
                               ― Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

“Above all, try always to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.”
                              ― Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

“Some give the impression they go on living only because it’s a habit they cannot shake”
                              ― Ernesto Che GuevaraThe Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

“You will die with a clenched fist and a tense jaw, the epitome of hatred and struggle, because you are not a symbol but a genuine member of the society to be destroyed. You are useful as I am, but you are not aware of how useful your contribution is to the society that sacrifices you”
                              ― Ernesto Che GuevaraThe Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth

 

“We won the war , the revolution begins now”
                               ― Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara - the man who became a myth
Che Guevara – the man who became a myth


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