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    destiny is molded by one’s choices and what he or she wants to become. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya recounts the journey of Antonio Marez as he faces many obstacles while growing up in order to achieve his destiny. On the same note, Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera shows a young girl named Paikea Apirana struggling to reach her destiny because koro disregards the fact that she has potential to become the leader that he has always wanted. Both Antonio’s and Paikea’s destinies are influenced by their births, mentors, and sacrifice for the people. After studying…

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    In the novel Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya, the main character Antonio who is an young hispanic catholic struggling to find himself goes through many hardships, losses, confusion, and overall just the difficulties of growing up which are common and universal. All of these certain demeanors affect his maturity and growth. Although coming of age while going through hardships and difficulties can be common in most adolescents’ , certain aspects of Antonio's development can be universal.…

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    people are permanently. In Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya shows how Antonio Marez is forced to grow up due to the violence surrounding the little town he lives in and the two sided conflict in his life. Antonio’s mother wants him to be a priest while his father wants him to live the life of a wild vaquero. He is not able to find his own way to cope with all of the surrounding madness due to his family pulling him in every direction. In contrast, in Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha a young son decides…

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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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    Bless Me, Ultima: Cultural Conflict Culture plays a major role in everyone's life. In Antonio’s life, his parents are very strong believers of their own cultures and family history, essentially preventing Antonio from developing and becoming mature and causing great complications throughout his life. Cultural conflict develops Antonio into a mentally stronger person, he becomes a great person as he gains knowledge and becomes wiser. As disagreements develop within the family, Antonio’s life…

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    person by looks to think what is that person’s life Is. In the novel “ Bless Me Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya is talking about in world war ii there was a seven year old boy named Antonio’s in Experience from innocent to be a mature boy. While others kids are still growing, he already had understand through many frightening experiences from a old lady. The most crucial moment for Antonio in the Rudolfo Anaya’s novel. Bless me Ultima, is the moment when Antonio help Florence to forget the sin. This…

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    Hempstead High School Bless Me, Ultima LAP Bonita Coleman 12EnglishAP Mr. Amoroso 9/27/2016 Dreams, some are as clear as day and share a similarity with the purity of water. They cleanse the mind and reward us with a sense of relief but, some are murky, brown and muddy. They terrorize use at night and with a surprising twist of faith tend to cleanse the psyche as well. The unconscious mind uses dreams and nightmare as a means to force the dreamer to come to terms with reality despite…

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    Bless Me Ultima Essay

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    Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya, is a narrative that follows Antonio in his transformation from kid to man. In this story, Antonio’s parents have very different views on what Antonio should do with his life. His mom wants him to be a priest, but his dad wants him to be free and do whatever it is that makes him happy. Then a curandera, Ultima comes to live with Antonio’s family, and she shares her wisdom and knowledge about life with Antonio, with the hopes of helping him decide what to do…

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    David Yacoub English 4AP, Per.3 1/15/2015 RRS Bless Me, Ultima Title: Bless Me, Ultima Publication Date: 1972 Author: Rudolfo Anaya Nationality: American Author’s Birth/Death dates: October 30, 1937- Present Distinguishing traits of the author: He was born in Pastura, New Mexico but actually raised in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Similar to Antonio in Bless Me, Ultima his father was a vaquero while his mother came from a family of farmers. Later in his life he received not only a B.A. in English and…

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    In both Anaya and Márquez’s works, they use magical realism to describe the hidden truths about society. They speak the words that nobody would dare utter against society and established social norms. To do so is considered as an attack against common belief. But this is what magical realism is, to challenge and speak about what cannot be said normally. Márquez goes against the established values of society, whereas Anaya calls out the human fear of understanding. If these topics were so easy to…

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