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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    What happens when a young boy questions his family’s religion and the beliefs he was raised with? Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya is a coming of age story about a young boy named Antonio. He has always been surrounded by the strong Catholic religion of his mother, but when he is confronted by contradictory ideas and thoughts of pagan gods, like the golden carp, he begins to question his viewpoint of the world. Antonio’s conflict of religion, shown through his thoughts of comparing the golden…

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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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    Loss of innocence is the passageway into becoming an adult. There is innocence in all humans, and some lose it sooner than others. Antonio and Gene lose their innocence throughout the duration of Bless, Me Ultima and A Separate Peace. Antonio struggles with his loss of identity, religion and his loss of innocence. Gene has problems with envy and a guilt free conscience. Rudolfo Anaya and John Knowles suggest that human nature is growing up and leaving innocence behind. The two boys experience…

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