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  • Antonio's Immediate Acceptance Of Shylock's Bizarre Bond
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    Antonio Antonio is a wealthy merchant in the city of Venice. Although central to the play, Antonio is portrayed by Shakespeare as an 'outcast'. It seems that Antonio is chronically depressed and is not involved in the social atmosphere that is thriving in Venice. - "In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you; But how I caught it. Found it, or came by it, What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn:" 1 Along with Shylock, both men seem bitter and ha...
  • Ultima And Antonio
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    Bless Me, Ultima 1) Bless Me, Ultima is fitting because the main character Antonio learns and is blessed by Ultima, a curandera. If I had to rename the book I would probably name it "The walk with the curandera". Antonio bonds with and learns the beliefs of Ultima. 2) The author of Bless Me, Ultima Rudolf o A. Anaya is a U.S. author and is from Mexico and she is still alive today. 3) The major characters in the story are Tenorio, Ultima, and Antonio. Tenorio in the story plays the role of a barb...
  • Teachings Of Ultima
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    Bless Me, Ultima is a story about the maturation of a young Mexican-American boy, Antonio M'arez, struggling with many questions about his destiny, life and death, and good and evil. Ultima who comes to live with Antonio becomes his caretaker and his teacher. Antonio learns there are powers in the world that differ from his beliefs in the Catholic faith. Ultima teaches Antonio "that the tragic consequences of life can be overcome by the magical strength that resides in the human heart" (237). Ul...
  • Antonio And His Son Bruno
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    Another fine example of neo realism is The Bicycle Thief (1948), written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica. The narrative of this film unfolds in post-W.W. II times. The film is a portrait of the post-war Italian disadvantaged class (the majority) in their search for self-respect. It is a time of struggle for the Italian people, amplified by a shortage of employment and lack of social services. In the first scenes of the film, these conditions are evident as Antonio Ricci (Lam...
  • Administrative Assistant In The San Antonio City
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    Henry G. Cisneros was born on July 11, 1947 in San Antonio. He graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelors of arts and a masters of arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning. He also earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a Ph. D. in Public Administration from George Washington University. After serving two years in the United States army in 1968, he began his career in public service by working as an administrative assistant ...
  • Antonio's Mother
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    Bless Me Ultima Children in many cultures are forced into awkward situations, such as they are expected to make life long decision. Some children (usually boys) are forced to chose a bride at the very early ages. Others are to rule kingdoms, and palaces, and some even countries. In the novel Bless Me Ultima, Antonio experiences many difficult situations that are beyond his years and force him to mature much faster then other children his age. For example Antonio is the cause of many of his paren...
  • San Antonio And The Alamo
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    Originally named Mis i " on San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials sectioned off San Antonio's five missions and distributed their lands to the remaining Indian residents. These men and women continued to farm the fields - once the mission's but now their own - and participated in the growing community of San Antonio. In the early 1800's, the Spa...
  • Concepcion Mission To San Antonio
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    Tour of San Antonio The Missions of Texas While in San Antonio there are five missions you, as a tourist, need to see. These missions are the mission of Nuestra Senora de la Puris sima Concepcion, the San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, the Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Francisco de la Espana, and Mission San Antonio de Valero, The Alamo. They are all a great part of the state of Texas. The Mission Concepcion was first built in East Texas in 1716, but they only stayed there for fifteen years do ...
  • Processing Of Antonio's Conflicts
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    Talmud once said that, 'Men see in their dreams only that what is suggested by their own thought. ' ; In Bless Me Ultima, the passage after Narciso's death is crucial in understanding that Antonio processes his conflicts in his dreams. This passage is key for the understanding that Antonio's dreams are his way of processing his conflict between the Catholic God and the Golden Carp. With the processing of Antonio's conflicts, Anaya uses extremely vivid imagery to help us understand the meaning of...
  • Antonio And Ultima
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    Chapter 3 Summary When Antonio awakes, he ponders the fate of Lupito's soul and those of the men who killed him. His parents quarrel as they always do on Sunday mornings, as Gabriel's vaquero mindset is not favorable to priests. When Mar " ia scolds Antonio for not being properly formal when greeting Ultima, Ultima requests that she back off because the night was hard on all men. Mar " ia protests that he is still a baby. She thinks it is a sin for boys to become men. Many women in town are dres...
  • Ultima's Magic Saves A Life
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    After reading the book Bless Me, Ultima I have realized that magic plays a very important part in this book. It is important in ways that you may not have realized. There are many different types of magic and it seems that the book Bless Me, Ultima touches every single one of those kinds. Some examples are; the magic of Ultima, the magic or religion and the magic of childhood and its beliefs (the golden carp). Those are all kinds of magic that play a very important role in this book. In spite of...
  • Antonio And Ultima
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    Antonio is Alienated I believe that in the novel Bless Me, Ultima Antonio is an alienated individual. He doesn't seem to act like any of the other kids his age and has been through so much more then they have. For example, Antonio is torn between making his mother happy and becoming a priest, or making his father happy and becoming a cowboy type figure. He also has experienced a lot of death in his life to people he cared deeply about. I believe that Antonio is alienated because he has the mind ...
  • Antonio's Love For Bassanio
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    A Dose of Drama: How Much Humor Can You Take Antonio is the namesake of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, but in addition to contributing to the title, his constant search for emotional martyrdom adds an air of depth and drama to an otherwise lighthearted and laughable play. Like many of Shakespeare's best characters, Antonio could easily be overlooked as a mere plot-device. However, upon further inspection, he's more than just two-dimensional; he has a history, a personality, and a raison d...
  • Antonio And Bruno
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    The Bicycle thief - Antonio and Bruno relationship On one level, the film is about the economical crisis and the unemployment in Italy during the post-war period. It is a society where the poverty drives people to criminal offences. No one seems to care about others because everybody has their own problems. Not even the police are very helpful, when Antonio reports his stolen bike. The only sign of humanity is in the end when the man, from whom Antonio steels the bike, does not want to press cha...
  • Antonio's Summer Of Dreams With Ultima
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    Dreams reflect Antonio's journey of maturity and the milestones he encounters. In Rudolf o Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima, the protagonist, Antonio, is a little boy growing up, and, at times, is learning what it means to be 'grown up'. As the summer with Ultima, a curandera, unfolds, Antonio must make the trek of life and learn about himself and his future, in his own way. With the guidance of Ultima, Antonio can make good decisions from which he can learn, but in the end, the gumption to make and act...
  • Their Friendships Life Antonio And Shylock
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    There are many characters in William Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice. Two of these characters are Antonio, who is a Christian, and Shylock, who is a Jew. These two men are very much enemies. Clearly Antonio and Shylock will have many differences in their friendships, wealth, and morals. However the pair also have similarities in these same areas. In their friendships life Antonio and Shylock have differences and commonalities. Antonio has at least one very good friend in Venice. The reader ...
  • San Antonio's Increased Population
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    Developments have changed San Antonio quite a bit in the last fifty years. Change is necessary to adapt to a growing world. However, change must not destruct what once was. A hard balance we must make is to create and preserve at the same time. San Antonio's population has risen 22 percent in 10 years, making it the ninth largest city in the U.S. When population increases, the pressure on the surrounding natural resources increases as well. Changes are inevitably connected. San Antonio's increas...
  • Antonio's Dreams
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    Bless Me, Ultima Essay Bless Me, Ultima was a well-written book filled with a boys dream and the process of a boy becoming a man. It had great story lines and I really enjoyed the plot of the book. Some parts of the book I really enjoyed others were too boring. In this essay I will explain and evaluate what I enjoyed and what I disliked about Bless Me, Ultima. Antonio goes to school for the first time in his life and learns the sadness of life. In this paragraph I will summarize the main factors...
  • World Of Antonio's Life At Home
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    Worlds of Existence Vividly described, throughout the novel Bless me Ultima by Rudolf o Anaya, are the worlds that influence the character Antonio in his life. The worlds contain elements of good and bad and help shape the Antonio's future. In relation to his life at home the worlds of the school, the bar, Rosies, the church, and the war going on in the world all have similarities or differences to how things are going on there. In the world of the school there are similarities, namely in the fa...
  • Anaya's Novel Gains Truth
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    Evaluation of Rudolfo Anaya's Novel Bless Me, Ultima Author Rudolfo Anaya wrote a wonderful coming of age story in his novel Bless Me, Ultima. In this novel Rudolfo Anaya tells the story of a young boy who is torn between his mother's dreams for him and his father's. When Antonio Marez is a young child, a friend of the family's named, Ultima comes to live with them. Ultima guides Antonio through the hard points in his life. She is a curandera and teaches him to love the world and all God's creat...

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