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Effective Satire in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Effective Satire in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Satire is a technique used in literature to criticize the faults of society. An excellent examle of contemporary satire is Kurt Vonnegut's novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The author tells the life of Eliot Rosewater, a young and affluent man troubled by the plights of the poor. Eliot is the President of the Rosewater Foundation, a sum of money worth approximately $87 million. Using this position, he does everything he can to help the poor....   [tags: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater] 1117 words
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Love and Money in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater - Love and Money in Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater "A sum of money is a leading character in this tale about people, just as a sum of honey might properly be a leading character in a tale about bees." (p.7) God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; or Pearls Before Swine is a satirical story of a millionaire Eliot Rosewater, the president of a fabulously rich Rosewater Foundation, who suffers from total love for all humanity. He decides to go his own way and moves with his money to Rosewater, Indiana....   [tags: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater] 625 words
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Icons of Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima - Icons of Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima        The portrait of Mexican Americans is layered in shades of ambivalence. Aside from the fact there is evidence that they can not really be classified as a migratory culture in that the land where they tend to migrate once belonged to Mexico, they can also lay an earlier claim to the land as Native Americans. The Spanish Europeans who settled in the area that became Mexico evolved as the dominant culture over the oral culture of the Native Americans....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Essays]
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Religion and Belief in Bless Me Ultima - Religion and Belief in Bless Me Ultima      After reading the book, Bless Me Ultima, I realized the integral importance of religion and need for religion and answers to life’s questions. At first, while reading this book, I thought it was just about relationships and the meaning in them but as the plot progressed I realized the book, is more than that, it questions the structures that decide the rules, morals and values that society is composed of. There were three types of religion that I identified in the book that young Anthony chose to pursue....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima] 778 words
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Antonio's Dreams in Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - In the novel, Bless me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, a boy goes through many more experiences than any child in the hot summer days in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. He witnesses the deaths of his close friends and family. This boy expresses his emotions and grief through his dreams, only to wake up with fear and confusion in his mind. Antonio’s life is filled with dreams that foreshadow future incidents, as well as influences Antonio’s beliefs of religion and ideas of innocence. Many of Antonio’s dreams foretell future incidents....   [tags: Essay on Bless me, Ultima] 838 words
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Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Bless Me Ultima - A Religious Struggle Only a few books dare to discuss the confusion surrounded by a religious awakening. In Bless Me Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya, Premio Quinto Sol national Chicano literary award recipient, challenges standard religion and brings in different ideas through the perspective of a young and confused boy. Due to the new ideas that he is introduced to, the events that occurs especially deaths, and his eagerness for knowledge all leads Antonio to question his religious beliefs....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Rudolfo Anaya] 1876 words
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Bless Me Ultima: The Growing Up Of A Young Boy - Bless me Ultima: The Growing up of a Young Boy      Throughout the book Bless me Ultima, Tony, the young main character in the story, lost his innocence when exposed to the harsh world since he learned what life is really like. Ultima is a good witch who tries to guide Tony by teaching him morals and lessons. Narsico is percieved as the town drunk, but is a good person. Tenorio is the demon in this story, as he wants to destroy Ultima. This book is about Tony's experience in adjusting to the rough world at a relatively young age....   [tags: Bless Ultima Essays] 692 words
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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya Children believe what their parents tell them but as they get older they start to question that which used to be unquestionable. Bless Me, Ultima is a novel by Rudolfo Anaya about a young Chicano boy, Antonio Juan Marez y Luna, who is growing up and seeing the world for how cruel it really is. A wise old curandera, or faith healer, Ultima, arrives just before Tony receives his first glimpse into the world of men. Ultima gives Tony spiritual healing throughout the book, as well as advice to keep him in harmony with nature and his spirit....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Rudolfo Anaya Essays]
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Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima, the author uses Tony’s dreams as a way of displaying various symbols. Three symbols that are used often are weather, water, and the Golden Carp. Weather is used to represent conflict. Water represents cleansing, and rejuvenation. The Golden Carp symbolizes religion and Tony’s beliefs. Because dreams are not an exact mirror of reality, they become the perfect tool for introducing symbolism. The author uses the dream as a way to access the recurring themes of the book....   [tags: Rudolfo Anaya Bless Me Ultima Essays] 1285 words
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Religious Confusion in Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya - Religious Confusion in Bless Me, Ultima Only a few books dare to discuss the confusion surrounded by a religious awakening. In Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya, challenges standard religion and brings in differnet ideas through the perspective of a young and confused boy. At the end of his struggle to understand, the boy reaches the peace of mind he was seeking. Antonio, the young boy, wants answers to the questions that have been nagging at him since he was introduced to religious ideology. He does not understand why Ultima, a close elderly friend and a healer, can save his dying uncle from the curses of evil while the priest from El Puerto with his holy water and the power of God can not l...   [tags: Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya] 682 words
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Ultima is a Curandera in "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya - In the novel Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, one of the main characters, Ultima is accused many times of being a witch. Ultima is a curandera who uses herbs and medicines to cure people. She goes to live with Antonio Marez, a young boy who lives in the llano with his parents and two sisters due to the fact that she cannot live by herself and had nowhere to stay. Although many people think she is a witch, her use of herbs, medicines, and scapulars show that she is merely just a curandera. With her use of chants and having her spirit in her owl, many are led to believe that she is really a witch....   [tags: "Bless Me, Ultima", Rudolfo Anaya,] 548 words
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Summary of Bless Me, Ultima - Summary of Bless Me, Ultima Bless Me, Ultima is a story about the maturation of a young Mexican-American boy, Antonio M’arez, struggling with many questions about his destiny, life and death, and good and evil. Ultima who comes to live with Antonio becomes his caretaker and his teacher. Antonio learns there are powers in the world that differ from his beliefs in the Catholic faith. Ultima teaches Antonio “that the tragic consequences of life can be overcome by the magical strength that resides in the human heart”....   [tags: Literature Bless Me Ultima Essays] 887 words
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Good and Evil in Bless Me, Ultima - Good and Evil in Bless Me, Ultima In Rodolfo Anaya's novel, Bless Me, Ultima the author uses different settings in order to develop Antonio's sense of good and evil. An example of this would be Rosie's, the local whorehouse. To Antonio, Rosie's tempted his brothers and was the cause of their sins. In one of Antonio's dreams, three figures "silently beckoned" (pg. 65) Antonio into the "house of the sinful women" (pg. 156). Antonio saw his brothers entering and he told Andrew, the last of the three to go in, not to enter....   [tags: Bless Me, Ultima] 873 words
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God is Not Complex - The sky crystallized royal blue colors propose a beautiful announcement on how perfect the day is. When glancing in the direction of the sun, it appears as if the sun is smiling with joy and excitement. The garden is filled with multiple colored dandelions, roses, and tulips. The aged oak trees stand in strength displaying a picture perfect scene of fruitfulness. The river flows in sync and rhythm to the wind. The birds of the air soar high in formation and precise sequence to the leader. This day and its splendor grace the followers with perfection and expectation....   [tags: God, Religious] 1170 words
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Song of Solomon, Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight, Black Elk Speaks, and Bless Me Ultima - Song of Solomon, Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight, Black Elk Speaks, and Bless Me Ultima The family dynamics in Song of Solomon, Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Black Elk Speaks, and Bless Me Ultima demonstrate an expansive shift from what is generally considered to be a traditional, nuclear family. Each work presents a view of family life that depict characters attempting to build alternative families to find support, self-identity, and understand where they fit in. Any discussion of family dynamics and minority groups requires some clarification of definitions....   [tags: Song Solomon Bless Me Ultima]
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It Isn't What God is, But What God is Not - Let's play a game; I will give you an example of my rule, and your objective is to guess what my rule is. You may propose other examples to test your hypothetical rule and I will confirm if it agrees with my rule or not. Let's begin; my one and only example of my rule is this: 2, 4, 6. Now, if this question was asked to a sample population, the average answer would be a multiplet of 2 (e.g. 8, 10, 12 or 5, 10, 15). Although, these answers fit my rule, “multiplet of 2” is not the rule. The correct answer ( or rule, in my game) is that the numbers are in ascending order....   [tags: confirmational bias, Maimonides, God]
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Voice and Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima and Baby of the Family - Voice and Ambivalence in Bless Me Ultima and Baby of the Family        Bless Me Ultima and Baby of the Family serve as the 'coming of age' stories of two minority children. Rudolfo Anaya and Tina McElory Ansa skillfully reveal the richness, diversity, and conflicts that can exist within the Hispanic-American and African-American cultures primarily through the dream sequences in each novel. Dreams are the mechanism used in each work to magnify the individual experiences and conflicts Tony and Lena encounter....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Essays]
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Bless Me Ultima - Tony - Blood becomes the river. The human race dies and only the "she-goats and the he-goats" remain (176). The lake "cracked with laughter of madness" and the "ghosts stood and walked upon the shore" (120). Who dares dream such gruesome images. Only Antonio Marez. He argues with God and the Virgin Mary. He commutes with the dead; the dead asks him for blessings. Just who is this Tony person. You might not believe that this is only a seven year old kid, but he is the hero of Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima....   [tags: essays research papers] 801 words
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Maturation in Bless Me, Ultima - In Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya defends the assertion, “for in much wisdom there is much grief, and increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow,” from Ecclesiastes. Tony endures many trials throughout the novel, therefore increasing his knowledge of life but also increasing his grief and sorrow. After witnessing Lupito’s death, Tony realizes that people are not always what they appear to be. Tony also begins to question his religion because of trials in the novel, some of which include Lucas’ cure and the sighting of the golden carp....   [tags: essays research papers] 724 words
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The Existence Of God - Truth, what is truth. This question itself has a thousand answers, no person can ever be sure of what truth is rather, truth can be justified, it can checked for reliability with strong evidences and logic. If the evidence proves to be accurate then it can be established that a certain answer is the truth. However, have we ever tried to think about what intrigues us to seek the truth. To think about a question and set foot firmly on the path of knowledge. Definitely it has. That was the very cause itself which is why this world has witnessed some of the greatest philosophers like Aristotle, Plato and Socrates etc....   [tags: Does God Exist?]
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The Word of God - The bible was written as an account of what many viewed that God had accomplished so his actions and words could be passed on for generations. Some believe it is a literary account and some believe it is a historical account. The word of God in the bible comes in many forms and is left up to interpretation by the reader. Some believe that the word of God should be the only word and should be strictly followed. Some believe that the words are meant as a guideline to help us through life. Whatever your belief is you can always seem to find the meaning behind your belief through the word of God in the Bible....   [tags: Bible, God, Religion, Jesus Christ]
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Mom to Be, then This Is for You - The Tiny Miracle in You It feels so exciting when you come to know that you are conceived, especially when it is the first planning of yours. It is a fine feeling and a delicate situation of a woman’s life. There are some health issues, which includes certain planning at the time of pregnancy; like what to do, what to exercise, what to eat and what are the right exercises to follow and other important things. Here is your true steer in your gestation. “As most mothers will tell you pregnancy is a roller coaster ride full of laughs, cries, aches, pain and love the likes of which you haven’t experienced never before.” These are the lines from Belly Laughs this book will help you throughout you...   [tags: The Tiny Miracle in You] 1678 words
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The Trial of God - Elie Wiesel’s the Trial of God represents the age-old question: how can a righteous God allow evil and suffering. Written as a play based on a real event, Wiesel tries to capture the myriad of emotions and theological arguments that were present. Though the trial, in Wiesel’s play, takes place during the seventeenth-century many cultural aspects overlap with twentieth-century Europe and World War II. Similarities between Wiesel’s fictional world and his life experience involve events such as violent actions against the Jewish community....   [tags: War, World History, Religion, God] 1099 words
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If Something Doesn't Kill You, It Makes You Stronger - Have you ever been battered down and bruised so badly that you thought you would never be able to get back up. If you did get up, you became tougher. Whether you received bad grades on your report card or lost your home and family in an earthquake, persevering through the trial could cause you to become powerful physically, mentally, or spiritually. If something doesn't kill you, you have to make the decision to carry on. You should ask yourself this question: If something doesn't kill you, can it make you stronger....   [tags: spiritually, God, catastrophic event] 748 words
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God As Sovereign - Many people state that they do not believe in any kind of god, that the world simply came into existence. However, this belief cannot hold true. Simply by examining nature and all of its intricate details, people stand unable to deny the presence of a Creator. Deep down, people cannot help but to feel that something greater than themselves exists. A Supreme Being- a god, but what kind of god exists. A god similar to Ares, the war-god of the Greeks. One who lusts for blood and destruction. Or a placid god, one parallel to Eirene, the Greek goddess of peace....   [tags: God remains all-powerful] 731 words
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Bless Me Ultima - Talfud once said that, “Men see in their dreams only that what is suggested by their own thought.'; In Bless Me Ultima, the passage after Narciso’s death is crucial in understanding that Antonio processes his conflicts in his dreams. This passage is key for the understanding that Antonio’s dreams are his way of processing his conflict between the Catholic God and the Golden Carp. With the processing of Antonio’s conflicts, Anaya uses extremely vivid imagery to help us understand the meaning of this passage This Passage is key in realizing Antonio resolves his conflicts between the Catholic God and the Golden Carp....   [tags: essays research papers] 531 words
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Bless Me Ultima - Bless Me Ultima Children in many cultures are forced into awkward situations, such as they are expected to make life long decision. Some children (usually boys) are forced to chose a bride at the very early ages. Others are to rule kingdoms, and palaces, and some even countries. In the novel Bless Me Ultima, Antonio experiences many difficult situations that are beyond his years and force him to mature much faster then other children his age. For example Antonio is the cause of many of his parents fights that occur....   [tags: essays research papers] 743 words
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Bless Me Ultima - Blood becomes the river. The human race dies and only the “she-goats and the he-goats” (109) remain. The lake “cracked with laughter of madness” and the “ghosts stood and walked upon the shore”.(109) Who dares dream such gruesome images. Antonio Marez. He questions God, he communicates with the dead, the dead ask him for blessings. Just who is this Tony. Tony is only a seven year boy who lives in small town of El Puerto. But he is no ordinary boy, he is the hero of Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima....   [tags: essays research papers] 870 words
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Debate Over the Existence of God - Is There a God?.. A big question that billions of people didn’t yet proved that’s it’s true or not, but we can search and find out if there is a real God or not .. Even if we don’t have much evidence that explain this answer, but we can find out the truth with a little bit of searching and thinking without judging about it. No one can tell you that you have to believe that God is here or not, even if you are not sure about it, you have to seek by yourself. The Bible said that there is people who saw the God, so there is some evidence that appear here, Jesus also said in the Bible "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.”, so here Jesus wan...   [tags: god, bible, lord, faith]
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The Bible is the Authoratative Word of God - ... Secondly, much of what I would use, would be an apologetic response, and finally, I would put into context the legitimacy of the Bible as in compariasson to other literatures in which they believe it is similar to, or no different from. TESTIMONIAL RESPONSE Using testimony to prove belief in the Bible, has always been a strong point in my being able to effectively share the truth with those who are questioning, or are unsure. I would probably firstly approach the situation by explaining to them how the Word of God saved my life....   [tags: testamonial, faith, God]
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Augustine's Treatment on God in the Confessions - CONDIMENT OR INGREDIENT: AUGUSTINE’S TREATMENT ON GOD IN THE CONFESSIONS “The desire for God is written in the human heart”, the Catechism states (n.27). In one way or another, human beings try to pinpoint out the ultimate reality of things, i.e. the composition of the universe, its, purpose, its goal, etc. At some point, their painstaking search somehow leads them out to a reality which, or Who, can possibly be the definitive, decisive, relational, communicatory factor of everything “under the sun”....   [tags: God, Religion, Divine Revelation]
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Rudolfo A. Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima - As children grow older, their minds are filled with many questions. A large portion of these questions are difficult, complicated, and often times unanswerable. Children are left to struggle with them throughout life. They look for answers to these questions anywhere possible, and often they turn to the guidance that adults provide. Adults can provide a foundation from which children can grow, but they can provide only a certain amount of advice to help children deal with life’s basic issues; the rest is left for the child to find for themself....   [tags: essays research papers] 1316 words
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The covenants between God and man - The covenants between God and man constitute one of the principal keys to the interpretation of the Old Testament, denoting the dividing lines between the different dispensations and indicating the several changes of procedure in God’s dealings with the earth. There are arguably eight covenants made by God referred to in Scripture. Much could be written concerning these different covenants, but we will only deal with the covenants in Genesis. At various times God condescended to enter into a compact with man, and failure to observe the terms and scope of these compacts leads to the utmost confusion....   [tags: Old Testament, God, Genesis] 3013 words
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Is There a God?, by Bertrand Russell - Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British Philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian and social critic. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist, he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticized Stalinist totalitarianism, and he also attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War. Bertrand Russell was the recipient of countless awards for excellence during his long lifetime (1872-1970), including the Nobel Prize for literature, which he won in 1950....   [tags: christianity, god, social critic] 1134 words
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God is Merciful and Just - We all know God is love and it is shown everywhere in the Bible. To be merciful means to have broad grace. To be just means to be respectably good and fair. These two attributes seem to contradict each other because how can a merciful God judge a person for their wrongdoing or how can someone who hates sin have mercy on the people who do evil. Many atheists question how could a merciful God be just. The answer to this question is Gods mercy is expressed to us through His love. God is a perfect God meaning his justice and mercifulness is also faultless....   [tags: religion, bible, god]
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Essay on Fate in Weatherhead’s The Will of God - Understanding Fate in Weatherhead’s The Will of God   As I continued to chat with my pastor that day, I really sensed the hurt in his eyes – the anger that comes from an unsolvable injustice, the tiredness of a problem. “What’s wrong?” I finally asked, “Having a bad day?”  Sensing that I was truly concerned, he let the truth be told.  “I talked with a woman today whose baby died suddenly of unknown causes. As we worked through her grief, she talked about how numerous friends and family, even a religious leader had patted her on the back, shook their heads and said, ‘It was God’s will.’ I find few things worse to say to a grieving parent.  Saying nothing at all would be of more help.”  It...   [tags: Will of God] 1378 words
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Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya - Innocence is like a new pair of shoes; everyone has one, but as one age it starts to lose its significance and at some point in one’s life it must be thrown away. Antonio, a young boy grown up on the land of the llano, starts out as an innocent child, unaware of the dangers and tragedies of life. As the novel, Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya unravels, he becomes more and more conscious of the good and evil in the world. Throughout the novel, Antonio encounters many obstacles that chip away at his innocence which forces him to question God’s authority and the injustice in the world, such as the death of Lupito, the introduction of the Golden Carp, and the death of Florence....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Innocence] 1087 words
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Created in God's Image - In the beginning of the Bible in the Book of Genesis, it is revealed to use in 1:26-27 that God has created man in his image. The text verbatim states “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” From this distinct text we can clearly conclude that when ad created man and woman, they were destined to be in God’s image and carry his image throughout his creation. Today we can see that many of us do not live in God’s image due to society becoming more secularized as it progresses through the years, however as Christians we can verse this by living in God’s image in ou...   [tags: christianity, god, bible]
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Heritage as an Idea of Oneself in Bless Me Ultima and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - Heritage as an Idea of Oneself in Bless Me Ultima and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven         Traveling through humanity is a never-ending story.  Traveling through ethnicity is an ever changing journey.  Is race or culture a matter of color?  Is it a way of life;  or a decision an individual makes?  Is it an idea one has of themselves?  In the novels, Bless Me Ultima (Anaya 1972) and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Alexie 1993), two different minority characters, Tony and Victor, give voice to their journey of growing up and finding their place in the world in regards to their heritage....   [tags: Bless Me Ultima Essays]
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