Antonio Anaya 's Bless Me, Ultima Essay

741 Words Oct 4th, 2015 3 Pages
Antonio comes to find a group of varying friends throughout Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima. Antonio’s friends are near his age, though communally rash, are remotely diverse. While watching a group of children, Antonio learns about the individuals, mentioning that he “knew Ernie like[s] to brag” and Bones is “crazier than Horse” (35). Horse himself is believed to be a fighter, that he would “rear up and paw and stomp” at Antonio after he is flipped onto his back, instead letting out a “wild, shocking cry,” proving his simulation of strength tends to be a facade (38). Red, though not seen a lot is introduced when Antonio first enters school and cannot find where he needs to go. Red “led [him] to one of the rooms” to see Miss Maestas, his teacher, who thanked Red (57). Cico is not seen very often, either, and does not often associate or spend time with the town. He appears “like a deer,” “barefoot and made no noise” (106). Lastly, Florence becomes prominent, mostly known among the boys for his lack of belief in God, making the going excessively tell him that he is “going to hell” (37). Antonio stumbles upon a group of varying friends throughout Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima all with different personalities and actions.
Antonio’s medley of friends gradually develops him into personally undiscovered ideas and understandings. Most of Antonio’s friends, with harsh comments and actions, cause him to learn resilience and to stand up for what he thinks he should. Ernie calls…

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