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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,]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 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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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]

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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]

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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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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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Bless Me, Ultima, By Anaya

- naya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” is a novel where the main character, Antonio, finds himself living in a world with Ultima, a curandera, through a religious perspective. They say ignorance is bliss, right. However, what happens when one begins to seek knowledge. When someone begins to gain more knowledge they start to question certain things. For example, a child would question the basics of space and come to realization to why no one lives there. However the child in “Bless Me, Ultima” by Anaya, Antonio, has a different idea of what he wants to learn....   [tags: Spirituality, Meaning of life, Religion, God]

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`` Bless Me, Ultima `` By Rodolfo Anaya

- 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. Andrew told Tony that he would wait until Tony lost his innocence and only then would Andrew go into the bordelo....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Virtue, Love]

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Bless Me Ultima, By Rudolfo Anaya

- In the novel, Bless Me Ultima, written by Rudolfo Anaya, two different religions are introduced. The religion of Catholicism is the religion originally practiced by the novel’s main character, Antonio. Throughout the novel, the religion of the Golden Carp is introduced and causes a crisis of faith for Antonio. Antonio must learn to choose between the conventional values of the Church and the modern beliefs of the Golden Carp by comparing and contrasting the two religions. The Catholic Church in the novel is very traditional....   [tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Eucharist, God]

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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]

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Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me Ultima

- Antonio, from Bless Me, Ultima, lives stuck in a world of in-betweens, a world of borders. He must navigate this world and find his place within it, all while trying to please his parents. Tony’s surroundings and cultural background lead to this in between world and force him to pick a side before he even has an opportunity to mature. In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, Antonio is constantly searching for answers about his future and the world around him; he finds these answers through his family, environment, religion, and family friend, Ultima....   [tags: character and literary anlaysis]

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Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me Ultima

- Antonio, from Bless Me, Ultima, lives stuck in a world of in-betweens, a world of borders. He must navigate this world and find his place within it, all while trying to please his parents. Tony’s surroundings and cultural background lead to this in between world and force him to pick a side before he has even began to grow up. In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, Antonio is constantly searching for answers about his future and the world around him; he finds these answers through his family, environment, religion, and family friend, Ultima....   [tags: Chicano literature, literary/story analysis]

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Cultural, Religious and Language Conflicts in Bless Me, Ultima

- ... Antonio was able to manage this conflict by putting efforts and by adopting a balanced approach. Both Marez and Luna have deep rooted connections with their culture and traditions, and that influences them to push their respective cultural convictions on Antonio. Marez, having descended from Spanish Conquistadors, always dreamt of moving to California with his sons, and live a nomadic vaquero lifestyle. Father wanted to “gather his sons around him and move westward to the land of the setting sun, to the vineyards of California.” (Anaya 13)....   [tags: Rudolfo Anaya novel, literary analysis]

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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]

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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]

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- Antonio is Alienated I believe that in the novel Bless Me, Ultima Antonio is an alienated individual. He doesn’t seem to act like any of the other kids his age and has been through so much more then they have. For example, Antonio is torn between making his mother happy and becoming a priest, or making his father happy and becoming a cowboy type figure. He also has experienced a lot of death in his life to people he cared deeply about. I believe that Antonio is alienated because he has the mind of an adult, he is the only one who can talk to Ultima, and he can see the future....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Bless Me Ultima

- “Bless Me Ultima” In the book “Bless Me Ultima”, by Rudolpho Anaya, there were two families represented, the Marez family and the Lunas family. These two families were very different, but were brought together by the marriage of Gabriel Marez and Maria Lunas. Through the eyes of their son Antonio one may see the comparison of the two. The differentiation of these two families is very clearly noticeable, such as in their personalities, the expression of their religion, and their everyday ways of life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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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]

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Bless Me, Ultima

- Wisdom can only be gained through experience and clarified by speaking with others. In the novel, "Bless Me, Ultima," by Rodolfo Anaya, the main character, Antonio Luna Marez, is on a quest to understand all of the issues present in his life, and gain the wisdom necessary to make important decisions regarding his future. It described the hardships of a young child and how these lessons helped him to begin to understand life. There were many characters within the novel I felt aided in the spiritual development of Antonio, but the one that stands out the most is Ultima, who came to stay with the Marez family because of her old age....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Bless Me, Ultima

- The loss of innocence in life is an inevitable process. Losing one’s innocence comes merely by growing up. The philosophy of the loss of one’s innocence is a definite theme in the book Bless Me, Ultima. This theme is displayed throughout the entire story and plot of the novel. There is loss of innocence all around the main character, Tony, with his brothers and the people he meets. Tony also loses a great deal of his own innocence to the harsh realities of the world which marks his transition from a boy to a man....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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Antonio's Transformation in Bless Me Ultima

- Antonio's Transformation How do we make the leap from child to adult. What obstacles must we overcome to finally reach the summit of all that we can be. Who can reform and influence our decisions, the very decisions that will shape who we become. In Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, Antonio Márez must progress towards his own moral independence and choose his destiny. Tony is forced to endure difficult experiences too early in life, causing a premature loss of innocence. He is overwhelmed with a multitude of spiritual questions....   [tags: Rudolfo Anaya]

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Bless Me Ultima - Character Analysis

- The Man-Child 	A child is much like a far-reaching scientific experiment. Both are expensive and in constant need of attention. Nevertheless, an experiment can be terminated at anytime. The experiment of child cannot be aborted, and sometimes the Experiment fails when he or she chooses the wrong path. However, for Rudolfo Anaya’s "Experiment Antonio" of Bless Me, Ultima, the results are promising. Antonio, as a child, already possesses traits that lead to a good and pure life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bless Me Ultima Book Report

- Book Report: Bless Me, Ultima Title of Work: Bless Me Ultima Author & Date Written: Rudolfo Anaya 1972 Country of Author: New Mexico, USA Characters: Ultima- An old Curandera who comes to spend her last days with Antonio and his family. She is Tony’s mentor and helps him to find the right path for his life. Antonio Marez- A young boy who is torn between his parents: a Marez and a Luna. But with the help of Ultima, he discovers his own destiny. He thirsts for knowledge: he is a curios boy, an outstanding student, and a questioning worshiper....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison of Bless Me Ultima and The House on Mango Street

- Exploring Syncretism in Bless Me Ultima and The House on Mango Street         Syncretism is the fine line between Christianity and Native American Religions because it is the ambivalent, simultaneous attraction of choice and identification to the influences of two or more religious belief systems. Syncretism is most common among minority groups such as Hispanics. The definition applied to their unique position of culture is brought about by the Native American and Spanish ancestry. Ambivalence is shown even by the word Hispanic, which is an "umbrella" term....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Bless Me, Ultima: The Cultural Distress Of A Young Society

- Bless Me, Ultima: The Cultural Distress of a Young Society An answer to the discussion question of whether or not there is a defined border culture would need a great number of years in field research, but we can also observe a few of the characteristics of such border culture just by looking at scholastic essays and books related to the topic. Within the research that I did, I found a number of scholars who, while defining the border, mention all the specific or special characteristics of this new emerging society, but who also very few times defined it as such....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima: A Psychological Critique of Religions

- Christianity, Judaism, Islam. These are only a few of the many religions in this world. How does one choose which religion to follow. Is it their background, nationality, belief, or because that’s the only thing they have always known or come in contact with. The concept of religion is a complex one, a concept to be investigated and questioned. This is the journey that Antonio Marex Luna explores in Rudolfo Anaya’s (1972) Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima. Throughout the novel, Antonio fights a psychological war in his mind about all the religions and faiths that surround him in his everyday routine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbolism of the Number Three in "Bless Me Ultima"

- Through Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima, the reader notices many themes. One central, and very important theme is the repetition of the number three. For example, there are three sources of understand for Antonio, three deaths that Antonio witnesses, and Antonio's three prophetic dreams. These all play crucial roles in both Antonio's life and serving to further the plot. First, and probably most important are the three sources of understanding for Antonio. First, there is Ultima, who serves as a neutral source of understanding and comforter for Antonio....   [tags: American Literature]

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bless me, ultima

- Chapter 3 Summary When Antonio awakes, he ponders the fate of Lupito's soul and those of the men who killed him. His parents quarrel as they always do on Sunday mornings, as Gabriel's vaquero mindset is not favorable to priests. When María scolds Antonio for not being properly formal when greeting Ultima, Ultima requests that she back off because the night was hard on all men. María protests that he is still a baby. She thinks it is a sin for boys to become men. Many women in town are dressed in mourning because of sons and husbands lost in the war, which has indirectly claimed two more victims....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spirituality and Finding One's Path in Life

- ... Right away Antonio and Ultima have a bond and this bond grows greater and greater as time passes on. He states “I felt more attached to Ultima than my own mother. Ultima told me that stories and legends of my ancestors. From her I learned the glory and the tragedy of the history of my people, and I came to understand now that history stirred in my blood”(123). Ultima gives Antonio guidance and Antonio constantly turns to Ultima to answer his questions and doubts about the world and religion....   [tags: Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima]

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Myth, Religion, and Violence in Pan’s Labyrinth and Bless Me, Ultima: A Comparative Analysis

- Rudolfo Anaya’s, Bless Me, Ultima and Guillermo del Toro’s, Pan’s Labyrinth are two coming-of-age stories. Both the novel and the movie are full of events that contribute to the disillusionment of the main character’s childhood idealism and the realization of the real world they live in. Both protagonists absorb themselves in a mythical world full of fantasy and each receives exposure to religious theology and trauma by the violence of men. Despite the fact that Antonio and Ofelia have different familial role models and travel along different paths, their childlike innocence, disillusionment, and initiation into adulthood comes about through similar themes: myth, religion, and violence....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Comparing One Hundred Years of Solitude and Bless Me Ultima

- Magic or Reality in One Hundred Years of Solitude and Bless Me Ultima      In the South American storytelling tradition it is said that humans are possessed of a hearing that goes beyond the ordinary. This special form is the soul’s way of paying attention and learning. The story makers or cantadoras of old spun tales of mystery and symbolism in order to wake the sleeping soul. They wished to cause it to prick up its ears and listen to the wisdom contained within the telling. These ancient methods evolved naturally into the writings of contemporary Latin American authors....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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God Bless America By Shane Claiborne

- God bless America. It’s a song, it’s an anthem, and it bears the hopes of many Christian Americans today. Like the man who built his house in the sand, we (Americans) have built our hope for salvation on a “in God we trust” government; and like the house in the sand, are learning that our foundation is not solid. Our faith in the sand is crumbling before us. So we sing “God bless America” a little louder. We raise our hands as we pray for God to bless our nation. We take His name in vain as we charge to take the freedom of others in the name of the freedom we have been “blessed” with....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Judaism, God Bless America]

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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]

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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]

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Ultima's View of Characters

- Narciso is man of great complexity and viewed from the angle of Ultima’s beliefs he is a good and abused man. Ultima believes that one should respect, revere, and embody nature . She supports tolerance, acceptance, understanding, and over all diversity which comes from valuing the views of others and trying to immerse yourself in the good of everybody’s ideals. Narciso is thought to be the town drunk, dismissed, and scorned but still although this is thought of him he is a good man. He is brave, he defends the weak even when all turn against him, his vision is not clouded with prejudice, and most importantly he has love for nature in all of its magnificence....   [tags: Literature]

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The Struggle of Power

- Who holds the power. Which religion is stronger. In Bless Me Ultima, a coming of age story of a young boy, the protagonist struggles with the issue of which God should be followed, worshiped, and reverenced. The theme of power in religion is portrayed throughout Anaya’s book in various ways and means such as Ultima, Mrs. Marez, the sign of the cross, and Antonio himself. Power is portrayed through Ultima and her religion of healing. Ultima is a wise old woman who knows how to use herbs and tonics to heal those who are brave enough to use her services....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Characters of Bless the Beasts and the Children

- Bless the Beasts and the Children is a book about six naïve, immature boys who are sent away from their parents to The Boys Canyon Boys Camp where they are known as the 'Bed Wetters' and are considered the outcasts. Glendon Swarthout uses symbolism to show weakness and vulnerability in the characters and to fulfill the purpose of the novel. The radios symbolize the fear that the boys experience, at the beginning of the novel each one of the bedwetters has their radio going full blast. They use the radios when they are scared, like at night before they go to sleep to comfort them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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symbolism in bless the beast and children

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Los Cambios Constantes del Idioma Español

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