Essay about `` Bless Me Ultima ``

1254 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Children are such curious creatures. They explore, question, and wonder, and by doing so, learn. From the moment of birth, we humans are drawn to new things. When we are curious about something new, we want to explore it. And while exploring we discover, asking ourselves questions to fortify our curiosity. But what happens when the answers we seek don’t exist? Frustration flows through our bodies and we begin to question the principles we’ve be instilled with. The protagonist in the novel “Bless me Ultima” experiences many tragedies of doubt all at the hands of curiosity. It is this curiosity that makes him question who he is serving. Parables have portrayed the sin in curiosity, and how the lack of knowledge spawns it. It is this same curiosity and lack of knowledge that drifts Antonio into his religious ambivalences and drags him into adulthood. Curiosity is his sin, and the deaths of three important characters break his faith foundation, bringing doubt towards his religion. At a young age Antonio had a keen sense of curiosity, beyond the average child. His mother even going as far as calling her son an “Inquisitor.” The need to know answers and what is to come about next, drives Antonio to follow his father one strange and fearful night. His young eyes blinded by his dreadful sin drags him into witnessing the death of Luptio, one of the town’s residents. Death ripped the life of Lupito, taking the innocence of a young boy with it. The soliloquy used…

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