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    1. A curandera, “is a healer in the tradition of native New Mexican healers” (pg.x). Curanderas use ancient methods learned by the Native Americans in order to heal people and help them. One of the main characters in the story “Bless me Ultima” acts as a curandera; her name is Ultima. Ultimas role in the pueblo communities of New Mexico was to basically be the doctor that the people didn 't have. Curanderas made people teas, cured broken bones, mixed medicines, and healed illnesses, but Curanderas were most known for “bringing harmony to the fragmented soul.” 2. As Antonio tells the story, he tries to make sense of the conflicts he encounters by relating them to his religion. Antonio 's mother always tells him about the future as a priest so he grows up being a “Luna,” on his mom 's side. His father and his…

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    In Bless Me Ultima, the most noticeable opposites that are brought together are the three religions Tony faces conflict between: Catholicism, Paganism, and Atheism. For all of his childhood, Tony was raised on Catholicism and solely that; his beliefs lied with God and the Virgin. Once Tony had his interactions with the Golden Carp and Florence, his religious foundation began to crumble, opening up a whole new world filled with a plethora of questions and a scarcity of definite answers. This…

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    Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, is a complex novel that includes many recurring themes. One theme portrayed throughout the story is the concept of the main characters coming of age, while seeking an understanding of what his future holds. Antonio, the main character, is an adolescent finding his way through the stages of childhood and adulthood. He is the youngest boy in a family that wishes for their children to embrace the life of the church. Antonio experiences family pressures to pursue a…

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    Children observe the world in a way no one else would dare to dream of. Through the lens of innocence, and imagination, youth is preserved through detachment from the technological society; and based on children’s ideas from their youth, help construct the advancement of a society. In Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me Ultima, this notion held absolute truth, through children who questioned the world not only on a physical level, but spiritually, society was able to find new innovations. Similarly, this…

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    Death always comes full-circle. Everyone will die at some point, and that moment is not predestined. Life is never guaranteed, and it could be taken from a person abruptly. Surprisingly, almost no one lives in constant fear of death, even though it’s presence is always lurking. The effects of death on people are obvious, and can be seen in their emotions. Sometimes people are traumatized after witnessing death, specifically a violent one, as seen in soldiers with post-traumatic-stress disorder.…

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    Bless me Ultima is a book that talks about the search for religious footing, family obligations, friendships, malice and revenge. The title speaks religious volumes, as though the persona seeks the favor of the one they are addressing. Ultima is a name with Spanish connotations. The author of the book is Rudolfo Anaya. He was born in New México, whose culture influenced much of his older life. His family moved to Albuquerque, where he attended high school. He got a Bachelor of Arts degree in…

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    Bless Me Ultima

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    Bless Me Ultima is a chicano critically acclaimed novel. Written by the american author Rudolfo Anaya who is considered to be a founder of the canon of contemporary Chicano written works. This coming of age novel explains the life of 6 year old, Antonio Marez. It takes place in a paltry town in eastern New Mexico. The family takes in an elderly woman named Ultima so she doesn’t live her last days all on her own. Although many believe Ultima was a doer of things evil, it’s important to see the…

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    Bless Me Ultima Symbolism

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    Symbolism Bless Me, Ultima by Anaya explains the life of a young Mexican-American boy named Antonio Marez. Who lives in New Mexico during the mid-1940. The novel opens up with Ultima, a curandera or a healer who comes to live with Antonia and his family for the last years of her life. As the story progresses, we see the difficulties that Antonio has to go through and how he matures. This novel contains elements of the types of different stories such as drama, fantasy,and nonfiction. This novel…

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    Bless Me, Ultima Essay For many years, schools have been trying to ban the book Bless Me, Ultima from their reading lists; the book has caused a lot of controversy on whether to keep it in the reading lists or ban it from schools. Bless Me, Ultima is a book about a young boy named Antonio who grew up in Mexico; he tries to live up to his parent's expectations and questions his religion many times. Bless Me, Ultima was listed as the most commonly challenged book in the U.S in 2013.…

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    Bless Me, Ultima is about a young boy, Antonio, telling the story of his coming-of-age with the guidance of his Ultima or grandmother. Antonio’s mother wanted him to become a Priest in the community of farmers where they lived. Antonia was unsure what he was destined to do in the beginning of the movie, but as the movie progressed and the plot developed it became clear to him by the end of the movie. There are a variety of strengths in the family that were displayed in the movie “Bless Me…

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