1. Tony says the Act of Contrition for Florence because even though he know that he never believed or wouldn’t work he felt that he had to since he had done it for Narciso and Lupito when they were dying.
2. The reason why Vitamin Kid didn’t race tony when he was crossing the bridge was because he was walking with a girl name Ida, who he probably like but wasn’t stated in the book.
3. The reason why Florence death happen before he was able to see the Golden Carp is because Florence death, plays an important role in the development of Antonio’s growing into a man, seeing his close friend die before he could find peace in a god affected his views about his god in a big way. I also believe that it had supported Cico idea of the church god being a jealous god, since Florence died right before he was able to meet a “new God.”
4. Gabriel’s answer to tony question was that he did not believe that things were evil, but that people fear them because they did not understand them. He uses the event at Tellez house how he was afraid of the evil, but Ultima was not …show more content…
The owl’s death is important because that owl is a symbol for Ultima’s spirit. That owl was given to her by the person who taught her everything she knows, when it was given to her they told her that “…that the owl was my spirit, my bond to the time and harmony of the universe.” In a way that owl was her life once the owl dies so does she.
10. The tools that Ultima has given Antonio to become a Spiritual leader is to never be afraid to always stand up to evil even if you are afraid because the littles of good can defeat the greatest of evil. She also taught him how before collecting herbs and plant to talk to them to ask them for their magical curing abilities before taking them out of the ground.
11. A person who has influenced my life growing up would be my sister that showed me to never give up no matter how hard life gets and that nothing is impossible to accomplish as long as you try hard and never give
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This hints the reader of some connection between the owl and Ultima from their protective natures, especially for Antonio. Antonio rushes to Ultima and discovers her in her dying throes, she says, “When I was a child… I was taught my life's work by a wise old man, a good man. He gave me the owl and he said that the owl was my spirit” (260). This finally gives proof to the reader that Ultima’s spirit was the owl. From this we see how much Ultima was supporting and protecting
The pressures he faced from his family were no longer relevant to the ideas of a future that he had conjured up for himself. Having questioned ideals that seemed imperative he was able to uncover his true feelings toward the subject of independent thinking. And after the life changing events that took place, Tony no longer relied on others and came into his own. Considering the timeline of Antonio’s adolescence it is clear he grew to a point of maturity and independence that allowed him to prepare in choosing his own path in
In the dream his parents’ opposing desires are clearly shown. I can tell it is a dream because it is italicized. Tony will eventually have all his questions answered and finally make a decision as to whether he wants to be a vaquero, farmer, priest, or maybe even create a different kind of
The effect on tony was him questioning God about life and death good and evil, right from wrong. Tony witness the murder he just wasn’t sure “ I knew what Tenorio had done , and I hate myself for not having guessing it” (168) says Tony. Narciso has Tony pushed to an maturity level he’s giving him his last words he’s giving him his last confession. Tony knew that Narciso had done good “ I wanted to cry out into the storm that it was not fair that Narciso die for doing good, that wasn’t fair”(170). The effect is how could someone like Narciso die for doing good by a evil devil
This literary technique equally contributes to the concept of magical realism. Specifically when Ultima is near death, and explains, “When I was a child,” she whispered, “I was taught my life’s work by a wise old man, a good man. He gave me the owl and he said that the owl was my spirit, my bond to the time and harmony of the universe. ”(262) The foreshadowing from the owls death, also gives a reason for Ultima’s death.
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The Owl in Hispanic culture is considered evil or to elicit bad luck. Ultima’s owl seems to watch over Antonio, just as Ultima does. It provides comfort to him and even proves to head warning upon danger, not a foreshadowing of evil. The owl attacked Tenorio, gouging his eyes, when Ultima is being accused of witchery. Tenorio sets a test for Ultima to prove she is not evil.
Throughout the novel, Antonio goes through difficult experiences while growing up and his loss of innocence-Innocence is something you can lose, and never find again- is profound. However, when Ultima arrives, she starts to guide him through the heaps of questions he has. Narcisco is shown as the town drunk, but is a good person at heart. Tenorio and his three daughters are the antagonists in this bildungsroman novel as they rival against Ultima and her curandera abilities. As soon as she arrives, Ultima whisks Tony on a journey and shows him that the impossible is achievable, along with his parents bickering about Tony’s future occupation.
Vittorio’s changing attitude towards the coin reflects his loss of innocence. After Cristina’s death, Vittorio pulls out the lucky one lira again but he does not hold the coin tight that “it [flips] through [his] fingers – easily almost, without resistance, as if [he] [has] not tried to stop it” (Ricci 248). When the coin rolls out into the sea, Vittorio lets go of the coin easily without thinking to hold it back and he watches it roll into the sea because it does not bring him luck as before since it just allowed his mother to die in front of him. On the other hand, Vittorio’s act of letting go of the coin symbolizes that he is also letting go of his innocence. He now knows that nothing can help him and he does not even believe in the lucky one lira coin which used to help him overcome many difficulties in Valle del Sole and used to be regarded as his most precious possession.
the fact that he hasn’t been near Daisy since then makes us think that maybe he was truly a third- rate Italia, Roman fortune hunter ( as Mrs Costello describes him). However the fact that we appears genuinely saddened by her death “Giovanelli was very pale... At last he said, "She was the most beautiful young lady I ever saw, and the most amiable"; and then he added in a moment, "and she was the most