Eva Luna Essay

  • Eva Luna

    Eva Luna
    Eva Luna is based on the life of the protagonist of the novel, Eva Luna. The
    story begins with the tale of how Eva Luna was concieved by her mother trying to
    save the life of a snake bitten indian. It takes place in an unnamed South

    American country because the characters speak Spanish. Eva's mother dies when
    she is only 7 years old and is forced to work as a servant in different houses.

    One thing she inheirited from her mother was the gift of story telling. Wherever
    she would go everyone loved to hear her improvised stories. At the age of 17 she
    worked in the house of a Turkish immigrant named Riad Halabi whom she falls in
    love with but he is twice her age. She is then forced to move to the city were
    she is reunited with her transexual friend, Mimi. At first Eva works at a
    military warehouse but Mimi insists that Eva make a living from her stories.

    After an attempted suduction by one of the military generals, Eva decides to
    quit her job at the warehouse and write stories for a living. Her and Mimi live
    successful lives without the help of men. Mimi is a well known soap opera
    actress and Eva writes the plots for them. Along with the story of Eva Luna is
    the story of the European immigrant Rolf Carle. He comes from a broken family

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