Women are valuable and powerful human beings, in which the male society fails to comprehend. Women have value, in which they create life, and the power and strength to influence and change the world. In the novel A Passion of New Eve and Diablo 3 have women of strength and power, who influence and change how society perceives women and humanity itself. Living in the apocalyptic world, characters such as the barbarian and Evelyn have to use their physical and mental strength to survive the madness in the chaotic life they are trying to survive. Both women embark on a journey that will change and influence the world and will also change their perception of life.
The character Eve, ends her journey as a typical, functioning man, who desires women in all different shapes and sizes. Eve’s perception of women: tool to fulfill his selfish desires, is what brings him to the up rise of Evelyn. A one nightstand led the impregnation of a women which Eve proceeded to lead her to get the innocent poor, heart-beat aborted. Eve leaves the women on her way to undergo a traumatic experience, while he is on his way to continue his life problem free. Soon enough, the end of Eve was bound to come and the evolution of Evelyn begun. The evolution of Evelyn has changed the world that she has once lived and the perception of women as a whole. She is put in a new world where she has to adapt, live, and survive with the changes that occurred with her body along with humanity and the world.
There are parallels to Evelyns story to Diablo 3. The barbarians are known as “Bloodthirsty invaders” who will overrule anyone, but are truly perceived to be noble warriors. The Female Barbarian character in Diablo 3 is set to embark her journey to defeat the evils that sought to take over all of humanity. The story of Diablo has been repeated: the evil demon wanting to take over the human race and to rule the world as well as the heavens. There has been a few times where a hero has over ruled Diablo and sent him back to the burning fires of hell, but Diablo 3 had set its debut to allow both genders to be played with great interest. Both men and women are portrayed as the hero and for once, gender is not biased and judged by class. “Character gender was predefined by class. You could play a tough, heroic-looking melee class, but only as a man. If you wanted to play a woman, you were stuck with a scantily-clad caster or archer” (Chambers, 2012). Women are also shown to be heroes with qualities heroes have: fearless, selfless, strong, and powerful. Both women are portrayed to be societies weakest link, but the two stories of the woman barbarian and Evelyn prove society wrong.
The two stories collide when their journey faces obstacles that the women must overcome. In Evelyn’s case, her obstacle was to face the challenges of becoming a women, living, and breathing the things women do and the turmoil they face in the apocalyptic world where society is made up of all women. Living the life of a man who used and shame women, now living the life of a woman is what she has to overcome. Of all things, Evelyn experiences a traumatic incident, which is far worse than what he has ever done as a man: rape. A man named Zero, a man who despise and has a hatred for women, raped Evelyn. Women, the adolescent and adult are raped in the real world and are physically and mentally damaged from the experience. Women fail to develop future relationships, they fall into depression, and isolate themselves from the world. After Evelyn was raped, she did not fail to develop future relationships, or fall into depression, but she escaped Zero and moved on. Not only has she engaged in a relationship, but she has fallen in love. Falling in love means that someone has to have the ability to trust, which would be incapable for women to do after been raped, especially in a apocalyptic world. Soon, she experiences death to someone she loves and has to cope, facing the sadness of being lonely. Evelyn has shown tremendous power to escape Zero, and strength to overcome the challenges that were brought her way.
The female barbarian faces the challenge of defeating Diablo and the evil destruction towards Tristram. In the game, the townspeople of Tristram are terrified of the evils lurking outside their homes and are frightened to encounter them. The people of Tristram, such as Deckard Caine and Leah, turn toward Barbarian to stop the evil forces from taking over and the people of Tristram. An obstacle that the Female Barbarian must face is embarking on the journey alone, and the pressure that the fate of the world is in her hands. What is special about the female barbarian is her strength, through their “melee mastery.” Their weaponry is extraordinary and enormous, for they are for no ordinary warrior. Barbarians swing their weapon of choice, may it be a hammer, cleave, or axe, or even both. They swing until their enemy is squashed into paste. Their strength and anger go hand in hand, as they attack their enemy, their fury increases, which send even powerful, attacks. Barbarians are known for their war cries, which can send their enemies into “battle frenzy.” Battle frenzy would set their allies to attack harder, giving them more energy or scare their enemies, making it easier for the barbarian to kill their enemy. Their physicality is also a trait that the barbarians have, as they are known for taking hits and strikes and to still be able to defeat them. Their flesh is strong enough to deflect cuts and their heavy and enormous armory helps protect them. During their journey, she faces endless attacks from Diablo and experiences many murders. Traveling to different cities to save the world, the Female Barbarian succeeds to defeat Diablo and the evils invading Tristram.
Both women face obstacles in their journey and are challenged whether they can overcome whatever obstacle comes their way. Evelyn and the female barbarian successfully overcome their obstacles, which shows their true power and strength. Women are valuable human beings to life because they bring meaning. Women are capable of many things that society does not realize and need to appreciate the things they do for society and their accomplishments.
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