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The book by Rudolfo Anaya is about a boy named Antonio Tony and how difficult his life is because he is the last son and his parents are from two different cultures The main themes are Good vs evil Family Expectations Loss of Innocence These three themes all have to do with Tonys life I will first begin when he lost his innocence and then will tell you about how he learned with good and evil last I will tell you about Family expectationsThe first main theme is loss of innocence Tony begins as an innocent boy as time goes by he loses his innocence and turns it to wisdom His innocence is lost through the deaths he witnessed The first death was lupitos death This started to affect him because it kept on fallowing him threw out the book The second reason he also witnessed the dead of Narciso This was affecting him because he gave the dying man comfort and that was his second death Third he witnessed Florences death his closest friend This takes away his innocence because he starts to question the existence of godThe second theme which also takes a large role is good vs evil This is shown because he learns the differences between good and evil are Tony learns that good and evil are not easy to distinguish because tenorio wants revenge from his two witch daughters Ultima is trying to stop the witches from hurting people threw the use of magic which is against the Christians religion Ultima teaches Tony that good is determined solely by his actions Tony also learns that that evil cannot be distinguished clearly which is one of the most important lessons of the book This is the second theme that makes the book great The last theme is the most important its family expectations this theme is shown threw the whole book The Book shows a great connection threw the family
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