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  • Character Analysis: Bless Me Ultima

    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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  • Analysis Of Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya

    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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  • Meno's Virtue Analysis

    What is Virtue? It seems that we have seen variations of this question searched for down through the centuries. Plato asked about the nature of justice. Everyone from the Neo-Platonists to the Utilitarians debated the concept of goodness. We now have the postmodernists asking what exactly constitutes truth. The “what is F” question seems to be alive and well. Although I do not necessarily agree with his conclusion, I do believe that Socrates thoroughly shuts Meno down. In this paper, I will…

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  • Bless Me Ultima

    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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  • Parallelism In Bless Me Ultima

    Antonio’s family always believed it was his destiny to become a wise pastor. They wished that he would become a man of learning, and Antonio wanted to live up to their expectation and be pure, but not everything follows up to what he expected from God. In Bless Me, Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya uses parallelism, active voice, varieties of sentences, and rhythm of speech to illustrate the significant moment which is the foreshadowing of Antonio’s destiny. Anaya uses parallelism to show more meaning to…

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  • Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima

    Bless Me, Ultima is a beautifully written novel that connects the audience to the characters and paints a wonderful picture, immersing readers into the story. This story is set in the desert plains town of Las Pasturas, New Mexico during the 1940s, around World War II. The main character, Antonio, lives with his mother, father, and two sisters, Deborah and Theresa, in a house in the llano, the open plain. When Antonio is almost seven years old, his mother and father send for the curandera,…

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  • Analysis Of Bless Me, Ultima

    It is common for parents to want what is better for their child, but in order for the child to grow to be a well-rounded and happy person, it is essential for the child to make their own decisions in life. In Bless Me, Ultima, Tony’s life lies on two sides of the river, on the far side are the wild spirited vaqueros who live off the land and have a careless and laid back attitude. On the other side is the Luna family, farmers are portrayed as poised and has a quiet attitude to them. Living in a…

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  • Discrimination In Bless Me Ultima

    Antonio has to achieve more than an average student in his school to be able to fit in with the rest of the children at his grade level, in spite, of the hard work that Antonio puts into school he still comes across the realization that he is still an outcast. In addition, a confrontation comes up where he has to stand up not only for himself, but his curandera, Ultima, in which others would describe her as a witch, but to Antonio that is his mentor and his guide throughout his difficult times…

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  • Bless Me Ultima Essay

    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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