Anaya conveys this idea by having Tony experience very notable and relevant events as he grows up. Anaya uses the many moments of death Tony witnesses throughout Bless Me, Ultima to show that childhood consists of confusion and realization that helps Tony come of age. While most children experience cuts, scrapes, and bruises, Tony suffers all of this with his mentality that changed his way of thought. After Tony witnessed Lupito die at his feet he asked himself one very mature question: “And where was Lupito’s soul winging to, or was it washing down the river to the fertile valley of my uncles’ farms?” (23) This question of the soul was built off of his question: “Did God listen?” The language used in this quote is not what a 6-year-old would use. Anaya uses the words “winging” and “washing” to display motion, in this case, the motion of Lupito’s
In the end of the book. After Antonio followed his father to the river, witnessed Lupito’s death, and saw the owl watching over him, he gets home and Ultima comforts him, Antonio tells us he was, “Startled I looked into Ultima’s brown, wrinkled face. ‘You knew!’ I whispered… And the owl" (24). Antonio realizes here that Ultima was looking after him and knew what he was doing, even when his own parents did not. Additionally, Antonio makes the first connection between the owl and Ultima, where he realizes that the owl was watching him and Ultima knew what he was doing and what he witnessed as if she was there herself.
God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor? I think it is honest, I think so; I am no saint.” (884) Because of his impure actions in the past, Proctor wanted to die with a clean conscience. This is important because it shows how much theology ruled the lives of the people in the 1600s. An innocent man was hanged because his accuser was almost exposed as a liar. The court was so fearful of the devil and of witches that they killed many people without any real evidence.
During the masquerade, everyone was enjoying a night of blissful ignorance. They were interrupted by a figure they could not ignore. It is important to remember that Prospero had welded the doors to the abbey shut, so nothing could get inside. Ripped from their state of ignorance, they were forced to face the dim reality. They were forced to endure the punishment of the Red Death that had been avoided for months.
Even though he truly wanted to live, he valued his dignity more than anything else. This is the reason he felt so disappointed. Proctor could not falsely commit to using witchcraft, because the opinion of others was more important. His disappointment is displayed when he said , “I do think I see some shred of goodness in John Proctor.” (4, 144), which shows how Proctor wanted to live so badly. It displays how Proctor felt that he did everything in order to protect his good name, and still had to die protecting it.
Ultima also has something to do with this as she gets involved with Antonio 's ways of thinking and shifts his mind. “Ultima and I worked in the garden every morning, struggling against the llano to rescue good earth in which to plant.” (Anaya 83) Ultimas ways of thinking involve a lot of natural things like the earth. She is a great mentor to Antonio during her last years and helps guide him on the right path. Also, Antonio thinks that the woman who delivered him, Ultima, knows his destiny which could be the main reason he allows Ultima to mentor him. She in a way is the mediator between both of Antonio 's parents because she shows him new paths that he didn 't know of
Fate had made it so that the priest had just so precisely chosen that path and just so coincidentally had people in his path who thought he was carrying a disease, so they could deter him from his path causing him to fail and for Romeo to never receive the news. Romeo, who truly believed that Juliet was dead made his way to the Capulet morgue where he was to die with her. If Romeo only waited a little bit longer Juliet would of woken up next to him, they would not have to die. Fate had influenced the chain of events, first by acquainting Romeo and Juliet with each other, then by causing Romeo to kill Tybalt and exiling him. And then finally by delaying the message of the priest so that Romeo could make his journey all the way to the morgue just to kill
For example, during World War II, Eleanor took it upon herself to help and comfort all that she could, which an admiral took note of. “Nobody else, he said, had done so much to help raise the spirits of the men” (Jacobs 95). This proves that Eleanor is passionate, because even though she didn’t fight in the war, she knew it affected her, and therefore, she thought of it as her responsibility. She became passionate about helping those in need, scarred mentally and physically in battle. UNICEF needs an ambassador like this, who is passionate about helping others.
I will state why she displays moral courage, how she relates to Elie Wiesel, the author of the book, Night, and a nobel peace prize winner, and finally how Oprah has impacted me. By examining why she displays moral courage, how she relates to Elie Wiesel, and how she has impacted me it is clear how Oprah is the very definition of moral courage. Though