Analysis of the Book Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
... his search for identity, Antonio struggles to find his personal belief and value system. Please investigate Antonio’s religious quest and discussthe juxtaposition of Catholicism, paganism, magic, mythology, and superstition in the novel
The book, Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya, one can say is about the war between one’s culture and tradition, which involves one’s pagan or shaman roots, with new technology as well as the new “formal” religions.
Antonio, the main protagonist of the book, is only six when the narrative starts. It can be said that it is more of an account of his past, with him looking back to when he was 6, and the events that happened then. However, as the title suggests, the book...