Themes in "Bless me, Ultima," by Rudolfo Anaya Book Review by cee-cee

Themes in "Bless me, Ultima," by Rudolfo Anaya
This paper explores the themes of magic and religion in Rudolfo Anaya's novel, "Bless Me, Ultima."
# 109275 | 1,562 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper discusses some of the themes in the novel "Bless Me, Ultima," by Rudolfo Anaya. The writer describes several of the important symbols in the novel such as the owl, which symbolizes the power of magic and Antonio's connection with the world of magic and spirituality. The symbolism of the carp and the river are also explained. In addition, the writer describes the inner conflict in Antonio between Catholicism, the religion of his mother, and the polytheistic Llano religion of his father, and explains how his relationship with Ultima, the healer, leads to the resolution of this conflict.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me Ultima. Warner Books, 1994

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