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An answer to the discussion question of whether or not there is a defined border culture would need a great number of years in field research but we can also observe a few of the characteristics of such border culture just by looking at scholastic essays and books related to the topic Within the research that I did I found a number of scholars who while defining the border mention all the specific or special characteristics of this new emerging society but who also very few times defined it as such In the book that I researched Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo A Anaya we find many of those characteristics There is already much work on this piece of literature therefore I decided to present my research and study in two ways First I will give a personal analysis of the work in which I will discuss the different topics and parallelisms that I believe are related to an emerging border culture and second I will discuss and complete analysis made by Roberto Cantu p ublished in The Identification and Analysis of Chicano Literature The main characters of the novel are Antonio his father mother two sisters three brothers Tenorio and his three daughters and Ultima The argument presents how a child Antonio matures in one year thanks to the different episodes that he goes through Antonio a seven year old child narrates in first person and describes the events that changed his life from the moment that Ultima arrived at his house During the beginning of the book his thoughts and actions are typical of such age but as the events take place Antonio changes and matures incredible fast through the text It is even hard to find where the changes in his behavior take place due to Rudolfos smooth literary transitions Carl and Paula Shirley condense their presentation of Bless Me Ultima by simply mentioning
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