Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron - Chapter 11, The Body and the Myth Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Fraser
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Chapter 11, The Body and the Myth Summary and Analysis

Dr. Ara was placed in charge of a substantial embalming of Evita's body, so it could survive in open view for decades. It took him a full year of filling her body with solidifying substances to do so. Her tomb was built slowly and was impressive. Evita's name was put out for canonization though the Vatican did not take this seriously. Peron quickly became impatient managing her affairs and so her Foundation shrunk. Peron mourned her seriously and became further isolated.

In September 1955, Peron went into exile. His decline was not caused by Evita's death. Instead, it was caused by the perilous condition of the economy. Inflation had started to affect the working classes. In 1953, Evita's brother Juan had killed himself and Peron handled it poorly. Further, Peron's security forces had...

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