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  • New Border Culture
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    Lytvyn Roman Eng. 320 Pr. TolchinBless Me, Ultima: The Cultural Distress of a Young Society An answer to the discussion question of whether or not there is a defined border culture would need a great number of years in field research, but we can also observe a few of the characteristics of such border culture just by looking at scholastic essays and books related to the topic. Within the research that I did, I found a number of scholars who, while defining the border, mention all the specific or...
  • 8 Other Kids
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    Child development is an amazing thing to watch in the way that children interact with one another and how they perceive the world that surrounds. While doing our research of child development we began to observe a group of kids ranging the ages 1 - 12. During these observations we noticed traits such as attachment, comfort, and love. Through the following examples we will proceed to observe development in our environment and explain its relativity to the text Observation #1 I observed a set of d...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Antonio's Sense Of Good And Evil
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    Bless Me, Ultima In Rodolfo Anaya's novel, Bless Me, Ultima the author uses different settings in order to develop Antonio's sense of good and evil. An example of this would be Rosie's, the local whorehouse. To Antonio, Rosie's tempted his brothers and was the cause of their sins. In one of Antonio's dreams, three figures "silently beckoned' (pg. 65) Antonio into the "house of the sinful women' (pg. 156). Antonio saw his brothers entering and he told Andrew, the last of the three to go in, not t...
  • 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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