Chasing Che Date Patrick Symmes is one of the renowned writers in the United States. One of his most recognized works is that of the book Chasing Che. This is a very characteristic book that generally not only tells a story of how a young man and his friend travel a lot of miles but also bears very important social concepts…
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One of the characteristic themes found in the text is that of poverty. This is well expressed in the book as it tells about how one Che Guevera survived in an area with duplicable conditions and how he had to struggle on a day to day basis to survive. Another theme that is clearly defined in the book is that of injustice in the system. This is through the manner in which the people clearly have a hard time surviving due to poverty while still the people highest in the government have as much money as it is more than enough to tie themselves around it1. This are just some of the themes clearly stated in the book, however, the greatest and outstanding theme in the book is that of change. Despite this, these themes are not expressed vastly in the book like that theme of change. The first instance at which the theme clearly expresses itself is where there is the large change that Che faces from living in a rather redeeming situation as a medical student to the poor conditions witnessed in Cuba. The change is witnessed from the lifestyle that he had earlier. Before going back home, Chje used to live a very healthy and adorable life. In school, he used to eat food well and was on a very clear diet. This was very important in that he was able to have a healthy body and was very strong to even participate in extracurricular activities and still maintain his education. However, upon going home from medical school, he found a rather different condition. This is because unlike at school, the people back at home were facing very difficult situations in that even accessing food was seemingly difficult for them. This was very alarming in that with his medical degree, he knew that people would suffer a lot and even get sick. The theme of change also clearly defines itself in the determination that Che and his friend have to relieve Cuba from the stressing rule of Fidel Castro. He plans to improve the conditions of the country through the change of the country to a more reputable position. For this, he plans to have a rather more involving manner of change and this is through the guerilla method. This is because he recognizes Fidel as one of the people that did not like being proven wrong and the manner through which he led the country was of a dictatorial manner. Che actually wanted a system that was free of violence and injustice. It was for this reason that he consequently and persistently sought after change in the system2. A revolution was very important as the change witnessed would be a sign and teach other people ion the government on the manner through which they were supposed to lead their people. Che preferred a change from the dictatorial kind of rule and actually wanted a democratic ruling for the country in which he felt inclined to serve through his education but feared doing so in a place with such number of negative issues. The theme is also evident when Che and his friend Alberto decide to embrace change by putting their passive plans to real actions by travelling. This is stated by the author clearly telling the readers that Che and his friend set off on a long motorcycle ride determined to change the condition of this back at home. Though the two friends encounter a lot of problems in the beginning, these problems are such as having a very difficult time attaining the amount of money
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