Bless Me Ultima Mind Map

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Characters
Antonio
The Protagonist
He turns to both pagan and Christian
ideologies for guidance, but he doubts both
traditions.
Ultima
Antonio's mentor
A curandera or healer
Ultima is a firm believer in tolerance and understanding
Gabriel
Antonio's father
Gabriel volunteers to put aside the conflict with
the Lunas and help Antonio make his own
choice about his future.
Foreshadowing
Antonio's dreams
Tone
Serious
Reflective
Setting
Time
Mid 1940s, during and after World War II
Place
Guadalupe, New Mexico, and
its surrounding area
Author
Rudolph Anaya
Genre
Buildungsroma
Magical Realism
Symbols
The golden carp
represents a magical religious order
Ultima's owl
Represents her life force and the
power of her religious
mysticism.
The Virgin of Guadalupe
symbolizes forgiveness,
understanding, and the resolution of
cultural conflict.
Themes
The importance of moral independence
the influence of culture on identity
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