Bless Me Ultima: the Growing Up of a Young Boy

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Bless me Ultima: The Growing up of a Young Boy

Throughout the book Bless me Ultima, Tony, the young main character in the story, lost his innocence when exposed to the harsh world since he learned what life is really like. Ultima is a good whitch whom tries to guide Tony by teaching him morals and lessons. Narsico is perceived

as the town drunk, but is
a good person. Tenorio is the demon in this story, as he wants to destroy Ultima. This book is about Tony's experience in adjusting to the rough world at a relatively young age.

Narsico's death with Tenorio's desire to kill Tony made him realize his limitations and acknowledge the reality. Before these incidents, Tony imagined he could control incidents that happened in real life. He thought he could effect events in life in a posotive way. After these events and experiences with people, Tony realizes that good people get bad things. When Tony was playing a game with his peers in which he was the priest, he forgave his friend ,

Florence, for his sins, even though he stood up to all his peers to do so. When Tony ran 10 miles home to warn Ultima, a kind whitch about Tenorio, whose desire is to destroy her spirit, he realized he or Ultima could both be exterminated. During the run, Tony thought of the future, which he hardly thought of before this event. Almost every child Tony's age was preoccupied with activities, such as playing and horsing around, and certainly not thinking what the future could pertain. This proves Tony understood the aknowledgement of reality, unlike most of his peers. When Florence, his friend

, questions God, it made Tony gain
skeptisicm. Before, Tony's parents, especially his mother, forced the religion of Christianity upon him. Tony believed it, since his parents did and he thought they were always right. Tony's parents did not him to question Catholisicm, but Florence made him realize you must question all beliefs' at all angles. I personally think Tony will...
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