The Heroes of Lo Que La Vida Me Robó (Part 2)

In Part 1, I discussed Dimitrio. This time, I’m going to talk about Alejandro. All I can say about Alejandro is that it’s a good thing he’s hot because he doesn’t have much going on upstairs.

With Alejandro, I find that I yell at the television a lot because he is the last one to figure anything out. When José Luis was working under the name of Antonio on Alejandro’s hacienda, just about everyone knew who Antonio really was. With so many people in the know, Alejandro was still in the dark. He knew José Luis was somewhere and he suspected that José Luis would come for Montserrat. Yet, it never occurred to him to question Antonio or Montserrat who always acted odd when Antonio was around. Once he found out the truth, he kicked Montserrat out of the house because, not only did she betray him, she made him look like a fool and Alejandro doesn’t like looking like a fool. Unfortunately for him, he looks like one a lot on Lo Que La Vida Me Robó.

Another example of how oblivious Alejandro is to what is going on around him is his mother’s story line. He knew his mother’s name was Rosario. A mysterious woman with the same name showed up at his hacienda and he couldn’t put the pieces together. Montserrat and Carlotta knew who Rosario was and agreed to keep her secret until she was ready to tell Alejandro. He didn’t learn the truth until Rosario told him when he was in jail for almost killing José Luis because he let his jealousy get the best of him. Did I happen to mention he’s a hothead?

Alejandro also leased some of his property to Joaquín Arechiga and never checked on it. So when it was discovered that Joaquin was growing drugs on the leased property, Alejandro was stunned. He was then arrested as Joaquin’s partner in crime and did some time in prison — if only he hadn’t been such a trusting fool.

When it comes to trust, Alejandro seems to be able to trust everyone, except Montserrat, the woman who truly loves him. Everything she does sends him into a jealous rage. At this point, I’ve relegated Montserrat to sainthood because no other woman would be able to deal with Alejandro’s jealous streak.

After all this, you’re probably wondering if I like Alejandro. I do. Despite his uncontrollable jealousy, I believe he truly loves Montserrat. He’d also do anything to protect his family and friends. At times, I wish he was a little faster on the uptake and not such a hothead, but every character has his or her flaws and those are his.

Is he a romantic man? Certainly not. It’s not in his nature. But he’s the type of man who knows how to love deeply.

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks to talk about Lo Que La Vida Me Robó’s tragic hero, José Luis. Until then, let me know what you think of Alejandro.

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