This can is shown when his mother says, “‘‘ You will be a Luna, Antonio. You will be a man of the people, and perhaps a priest.’ She smiled. A priest, I thought, that was her dream.” (9). Antonio is subject to constant expectations by both of his parents of whose legacies they want him to follow. His mother wants him to be a priest, following in the footsteps of his mother’s Catholic family.
Another example is how religion spiritually tears Antonio apart. As Antonio witnesses murders, he questions God. Asking questions like, “How could you let this happen?” or “Why do you allow evil to exist?”. Questioning his God creates an internal struggle for most of the novel which, just like like many other people who follow and question their religion, tears Antonio
This quote also defines a point in the book where Antonio has already started to question God. In accordance, Antonio describes God as “not always forgiving while he talks about the Virgin as “always [forgiving]” (Anaya 44). There is a clear juxtaposition here with God and the Virgin. He talks
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom,” is a quote by Aristotle, providing a vivid understanding that if someone knows who they are as a person, it is difficult to persuade them into thinking otherwise. However, if one is ignorant of their identity, it is easy to provide them with conflicting thoughts as well as confusion toward their culture, customs, race or anything particularly having to do with their background. In Bless Me, Ultima, the author exhibits the most frequently used cultural conflict from the Chicano culture in rural Mexico in the 1940s and purposely clashes it with Catholicism and the English Language. The book introduces Antonio who can be described as a young boy who is prone to moral questioning, in search for
Antonio knows plenty about being a Catholic, but since Ultima shows him, that he does not have to follow in his mothers religious steps if he does not wish too. He is learning that having beliefs based on his morality is acceptable. For example, when Antonio’s mother is praying he can not help but admire the Virgin Mary. Antonio believes that a female goddess is more greater than a male god. “God was not always forgiving.
B. Paragraph 2 Topic Sentence: The good and evil in the novel is displayed through Ultima and Tenorio. Ultima is the neutralizer for the llano. She protects everyone from witches and their curses. Tenorio however, with the help of his evil daughters who also have a liking for cruelty and evil, help Tenorio with his evil doings. Topic Discussion: Throughout the novel, Antonio discovers the line between good and evil and how hard it is to distinguish.
Each character reveals the truth of the night he lost his family to Anton. As he takes in each situation, the ugly truth helps Anton find personal closure throughout his journey of discovering veracity. From understanding the difference of light versus dark, the symbolism of the howl, and similarities shared in two parts of the novel, the reader and the viewer can clarify how Anton’s heaps of problems helps him discover self-satisfaction. Anton is generated to focus on the tension and release aftermath of the journey of finding individual healing. Truus description of finding light foreshadows Anton’s journey to explore the topic of closure.
This becomes an issue for Antonio because he wasn’t really taught as a child growing up in a catholic home with catholic idealism that he had choice to decide who he was going to become in the future. Anaya tries to structure his argument that noticing different identies Antonio becomes confused around his childhood and how he was raised as catholic. The author implies that once an induvial is taught a set of idealism that certain individual will in the future follow those idealisms and keep the sacred. This ties into ethics and values stating that they structucted at a very young. Implying the 1st couple are the most crucial to make a person identity and what type of person they will add to
Santiago had to look deep within himself, find peace and talk to the sand. He depended on the love he had for Fatima in order to save himself and to communicate with the part of the world that did not know man’s language. In the novel it states, “The sun thought for a minute. The wind was listening closely, and wanted to tell every corner of the world that the sun’s wisdom had its limitations. That it was unable to deal with this boy who spoke the language of the world” (Coelho 85).
Many of the sins he writes about were scandalous for the time, what were his motives for confessing them through a book? Through the mode of narration, language and form its possible to abstract the importance of confession to Augustine. Augustine addresses God in his writing, making the novel itself akin to a confession in church. In the opening passage Augustine establishes the rhetorical mode of narration he will use throughout the whole text. By quoting a psalm, “Grant me Lord to know and understand” (Augustine, 3) on the faith one must have in God, Augustine establishes himself with a knowledge base to better communicate that he is well versed in scripture and that his musings in the narrative have their basis in the Holy Book.