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ERNESTO “CHE”GUEVARAFrom “The MotorcycleDiaries” to the man behindthe legend
ERNESTO – EARLY YEARS            Ernesto Guevara de la Serna             was born on May 14, 1928            He was born...
THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES “This isnt a tale of heroic feats. Its about two lives running parallel for a while, with common as...
SURVIVAL     Two Argentine Leprosy Experts Tour        Latin America By Motorcycle.
COLONIALISM AT ITS WORST“And then many things became very clear... welearned perfectly that the life of a single human bei...
SAN PABLO LEPER VILLAGE   Initial Purpose, yet final stop in the film   Divided by Amazon River, united in spirit
GUATEMALA     Major land reform     1953 - Guevara joined the government      of President Jacabo Arbenz     Arbenz was...
“Let the worldchange you andyou can change   the world”
CUBAN REVOLUTION               Joined Fidel Castro’s July 26                Movement in Mexico               Played a ke...
REVOLUTION AFTERMATH Fidel Castro took control of Cuba Guevara strongly opposed the  United States Guevara attempted to...
CONGO AND BOLIVIA Che traveled to the Congo and Bolivia to prepare a new  revolution Guevara was not welcome in either c...
HERO OR TERRORIST?             “If you can tremble with             indignation every time an injustice             is com...
CLASS DISCUSSION     Did Che Guevara’s     view on colonialism       contribute to his     development into a     hero or ...
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Che Guevara - The Motorcycle Diaries vs his story

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Che Guevara - The Motorcycle Diaries vs his story

  1. 1. ERNESTO “CHE”GUEVARAFrom “The MotorcycleDiaries” to the man behindthe legend
  2. 2. ERNESTO – EARLY YEARS Ernesto Guevara de la Serna was born on May 14, 1928 He was born into an upper middle-class family Joined the Partido Union Democratica as a teenager“What we had in common - our restlessness, ourimpassioned spirits, and a love for the open road.”
  3. 3. THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES “This isnt a tale of heroic feats. Its about two lives running parallel for a while, with common aspirations and similar dreams.”
  4. 4. SURVIVAL Two Argentine Leprosy Experts Tour Latin America By Motorcycle.
  5. 5. COLONIALISM AT ITS WORST“And then many things became very clear... welearned perfectly that the life of a single human beingis worth millions of times more than all the property ofthe richest man on earth.”
  6. 6. SAN PABLO LEPER VILLAGE  Initial Purpose, yet final stop in the film  Divided by Amazon River, united in spirit
  7. 7. GUATEMALA  Major land reform  1953 - Guevara joined the government of President Jacabo Arbenz  Arbenz was overthrown by a CIA- sponsored coup"I was born in Argentina, I fought in Cuba, and Ibegan to be a revolutionary in Guatemala."
  8. 8. “Let the worldchange you andyou can change the world”
  9. 9. CUBAN REVOLUTION  Joined Fidel Castro’s July 26 Movement in Mexico  Played a key role in the success of the guerilla war  Helped overthrow Cuban dictator, Fulgencio Batista “A revolution without guns? It would never work.”
  10. 10. REVOLUTION AFTERMATH Fidel Castro took control of Cuba Guevara strongly opposed the United States Guevara attempted to align Cuba with the Soviet Union Cuban leaders went against Guevara due to his criticism of the Soviet Union’s lack of support for Cuba 1965 – Guevara leaves Cuba
  11. 11. CONGO AND BOLIVIA Che traveled to the Congo and Bolivia to prepare a new revolution Guevara was not welcome in either country and was ultimately turned over to the Bolivian army 1967 – Che was executed at age 39 It has been said Che resembles Jesus Christ in his death pictures
  12. 12. HERO OR TERRORIST? “If you can tremble with indignation every time an injustice is committed in the world, then we are comrades.” “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution! And a revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate."
  13. 13. CLASS DISCUSSION Did Che Guevara’s view on colonialism contribute to his development into a hero or a terrorist?

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