Hope and Understanding: Comparing Life of Pi and Bless Me, Ultima

In tough times, it seems that many people turn to their faith. In moments of weakness, when it seems that everything is lost, many people find that a certain hope remains in God. Others turn to God for a “why”; a reason that circumstances are the way they are, or why God is putting them … Read moreHope and Understanding: Comparing Life of Pi and Bless Me, Ultima

The Journey to Independence

Although innocence may seem at times like a desirable state, a lack of innocence most often pertains to intelligence and maturity. In Rudolfo Anaya’s novel, Bless Me, Ultima, the main character, Antonio Maréz, loses his innocence through experiences of the world’s harsh reality, which force him to cope with his beliefs despite his young age. … Read moreThe Journey to Independence

Antonio’s Syncretism Through Education in Bless Me Ultima

In 1519, when the Spanish conquistadors landed in North America, they were surprised to discover that natives already inhabited the land. These indigenous people had different beliefs from the Spaniards, so the Spanish proceeded to teach these people to be “civilized”. As the indigenous people began to learn the Spanish ways of life, they blended … Read moreAntonio’s Syncretism Through Education in Bless Me Ultima