The Heroes of Lo Que La Vida Me Robó (Part 1)

If you’ve read my previous post, Lo Que La Vida Me Robó: A Novela Worth Your Time, you know I’m completely hooked on this novela. I’m fascinated with the characters, especially the heroes – Dimitrio, Alejandro, and José Luis.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll discuss each one. This week is Dimitrio.

I know what you’re thinking. How could she consider Dimitrio a hero? He has his flaws, some major ones, but since the beginning of the show, he has grown the most.

Dimitrio learned how to be evil from the best, his mother, Graciela. Dimitrio has framed José Luis for murder, blackmailed his sister, and married Josefina for her money. Marrying Josefina has turned out to be the best thing he could have ever done because she has changed him for the better. The turning point came when Graciela tried to pass him off as Alejandro’s brother. When the DNA test showed that Graciela had actually had a daughter, not a son with Benjamin Almonte, Dimitrio was done with his mother’s lies.

Since then, Dimitrio has turned to Josefina and has come to realize that no matter what, she has stuck by him. He wants to be a better man because of her. For the first time in his life, Dimitrio is working. After much soul searching and many days in the churchyard visiting with his father, Dimitrio decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the Navy.

For much of this novela, Dimitrio has been against his sister, Montserrat. Now, he’s trying to help her prove Alejandro’s innocence in Joaquin and Pedro’s drug trafficking scheme.

Dimitrio is a smart man. He knows how to scheme well because of Graciela. If anyone can beat Pedro Medina, Dimitrio can.

Dimitrio has seemingly done the impossible. He’s done a complete one-eighty from the way he was. It will be interesting to see if Dimitrio continues on the road from evil to good.

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a look at Alejandro. Until then, let me know what you think of Dimitrio.

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