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An All American Icon, A Hero, And A Legend

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How do you see Marilyn Monroe? A fake? A whore? An inspiration, or even a hero? How much do you really know about her?
First lets start with some background information. Marilyn Monroe’s birth name is Norma Jean Baker, She is most known for being a major sex symbol, an actress, singer, and model. Why do I think she’s heroic? Above everything, her childhood was a nightmare, and she was still a very strong woman, but ill get to that later.

Marilyn is a genuinely strong, independent, beautiful women who had to withstand more than most, and she still smiled and didn't let that affect her and she didn't let anything affect who she was. She was true to herself despite people judging her, she ...view middle of the document...

”(the vigilant citizen) In another home the husband named Mr.Kimmel asked her to come into a room and he locked the door and as Marilyn screamed he had his way with her(the vigilant citizen). She tried to tell but she was punished for “lying”. Marilyn would cry at night and have nervous breakdowns. When she went to her Aunt’s house to live, one of her sons abused Marilyn, and when she was two years old she was nearly smothered to death. Marilyn had a very rough childhood and she never really had a home as a child, she kept moving all over the place.

Some of the jobs Marilyn had when she was nine the orphanage gave her ten sense a month for working in the kitchen and then would take a penny every Sunday for church. At age sixteen, she worked in an aircraft plant with her twenty one year old husband which she divorced four years later. But when he went into the marines she became a model, and at age 18 she became a stripper under the name Mona(The vigilant citizen) and was playboys first sweetheart(Yvonne). Finally in 1946 she became an actress and singer(The vigilant citizen). She also eloped with DiMaggio a union that lasted eight months(The vigilant citizen). Then she married Arthur Miller divorcing four years later(The vigilant citizen). Suffering from two miscarriages she relied on pills and alcohol to get through the distress(The vigilant citizen).

Also lets talk about Marilyns reputation her attitude, a few of her quotes, some random facts and how Marilyn died. Marilyn was a major sex symbol she has been known as one of the most beautiful women ever. She never changed or stopped doing what she wanted for anyone but herself. She had two plastic surgeries and a chin implant(Yvonne), Marilyn always preferred to go naked(Yvonne), she owned many dogs in her life(Yvonne). Her weight was constantly up and down(Yvonne). Her favorite artist was Francisco De Goya(Yvonne) and she is now known for “representing glamour, glitz and sex appeal”. A few out of the many quotes that she said are, “A Wise girl knows her limits and a smart girl...

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