Bless me Ultima

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Throughout the book Bless me Ultima, Tony, the young

main character in the story, lost his innocence when exposed to the harsh

world since he learned what life is really like. Ultima is a good whitch

whom tries to guide Tony by teaching him morals and lessons. Narsico is

percieved as the town drunk, but is a good person. Tenorio is the demon

in this story, as he wants to destroy Ultima. This book is about Tony's

experience in adjusting to the rough world at a relatively young age.

Narsico's death with Tenorio's desire to kill Tony made him realize his

limitations and acknowledge the reality. Before these incidents, Tony

imagined he could control incidents that happened in real life. He

thought he could effect events in life in a posotive way. After these

events and experiences with people, Tony realizes that good people get bad

things. When Tony was playing a game with his peers in which he was the

priest, he forgave his freind, Florence, for his sins, even though he

stood up to all his peers to do so.

When Tony ran 10 miles home to warn

Ultima, a kind whitch about Tenorio, whose desire is to destroy her

spirit, he realized he or Ultima could both be exterminated. During the

run, Tony thought of the future, which he hardly thought of before this

event. Almost every child Tony's age was preoccupied with activities,

such as playing and horsing around, and certainly not thinking what the

future could pertain. This proves Tony understood the aknowledgement of

reality, unlike most of his peers. When Florence, his freind, questions

God, it made Tony gain skeptisicm. Before, Tony's parents, especially his

mother, forced the religion of Christianity upon him. Tony believed it,

since his parents did and...