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Bless Me Ultima 1 Bless Me Ultima is fitting because the main character Antonio learns and is blessed by Ultima a curandera If I had to rename the book I would probably name it The walk with the curandera Antonio bonds with and learns the beliefs of Ultima 2 The author of Bless Me Ultima Rudolfo A Anaya is a US author and is from Mexico and she is still alive today 3 The major characters in the story are Tenorio Ultima and Antonio Tenorio in the story plays the role of a barber and a saloon manager in town he is the Antagonist character because he believes that Ultima is a witch because his daughter became ill and died and her owl took out his eye Ultima is the protagonist character because she is an elderly curandera who comes to live with Antonios family She is a healer and her powers are misunderstood as witchcraft She never allies herself with one religion and believes that all beliefs have some knowledge in them Ultima helps Antonio deal with conflicts that deal with religion and cultural heritage Antonio is the protagonist character because he is the main character and the novel deals with him being raised in Spanish heritage He witnesses three deaths and numerous conflicts between his friends Ultima teaches him that he has to learn to make his own choices and take responsibility for them 4 Some minor characters in the story are The Vitamin Kid Red Father Byrnes Cico Florence Gabriel Lupito Narcisco Ms Maestas Samuel The vitamin kid is one of Antonios friends and is the fastest runner in Guadalupe and constantly races Antonio across the bridge to school every morning Red is a friend of Antonio and receives criticism from the other boys because he is a protestant Father Byrnes is a priest and gives catechism lessons to Antonio and his friends He constantly teaches the boys
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