"Bless Me, Ultima" Literary Analysis

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“Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya Literary Analysis Throughout the context of “Bless Me Ultima,” it is evident that there are many motifs and examples of dichotomy. I believe that Anaya uses the previously mentioned elements of literature in order to provoke his readers’ thinking and help embody a struggle of understanding the world we live in. Motifs in this novel include: family, dreams, religion, education, and the list continues. For examples of dichotomy, the idea of good versus evil is the most vivid in this novel. An important motif in “Bless Me, Ultima” are Antonio’s dreams. His dreams foreshadow major events and make him question his beliefs, especially revolving around religion. The dream that Antonio had subsequently…show more content…
Even as youthful children, Antonio and his school friends, are attentive of the inappropriate actions being performed at Rosie’s House. Rudolfo Anaya’s use of all these literary devices, make his story award winning and available for free interpretation by the target audience. The way he writes enables people to discover meaning the novel in via many alternate interpretations. Literary devices assist in conveying the meaning, which the author intended to communicate. In addition, most literary devices allow us to view a message in the novel through our own vision and provide insight upon
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