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Book Report Bless Me Ultima Title of Work Bless Me Ultima Author Date Written Rudolfo Anaya 1972 Country of Author New Mexico USA Characters Ultima- An old Curandera who comes to spend her last days with Antonio and his family She is Tonys mentor and helps him to find the right path for his life Antonio Marez- A young boy who is torn between his parents a Marez and a Luna But with the help of Ultima he discovers his own destiny He thirsts for knowledge he is a curios boy an outstanding student and a questioning worshiper Maria Luna - Antonios mother A kind woman whos one dream is to see her youngest son become a priest She is obsessed with his education and pushes him to learn about the culture of her family the Lunas Gabriel Marez- Antonios father A proud man a carefree rancher on the plains who tends to push his son away from his mothers protective arms He is often depressed because he gave up his lifestyle for his wife His dream in to move to California Lupito- A man turned mad by the happenings of the war who kills the sherriff of the town in cold blood It is his blood that first defiles the river The memory of his death stays with Tony throughout the novel and causes him to think about the difference between good and evil and forgiveness Narciso- An honorable man who tries to protect Ultima from harm Because of the loss of his young wife Narciso begins to drink and is known as the town drunk Through his garden Narciso makes magic by growing beautiful flowers and plants He is later killed by
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