Bless me, Ultima
something you haven?t seen but you think is true? All of these questions have
an answer and in Bless me, Ultima by Rodolfo Anaya these questions are
imagery, folklore, and dream sequences to convey the meaning of Bless me,
different beliefs, and they are in conflict with each other. The imagery
Tony was next to Ultima he knew she was going to die. As Ultima was
dying, ?Her voice very weak, her eyes already glazed with death.? (260)
Anaya makes that imagery for us to see what Tony was seeing.
Second, Anaya uses dream sequences to show that Tony has conflicts
he is afraid of what he might find out. In his dream Tony says, ?Everything I
believe in was destroyed. A painful wrenching in my heart made me cry
aloud, why God? my God, why have you forsaken me!? (243) Tony cannot
there is folklore about religions that believes in. Therefore, in this part it says
Commanche raided the flock of one. So grandfather Tellez hanged them and
left them strung on a tree. Now their souls wandered around the ranch.?
generation to generation.
In conclusion, Anaya showed how Tony had many conflicts with
himself about religion and beliefs. Any beliefs that one has are going to be
different from someone else?s. In Bless me, Ultima Rodolfo Anaya shows
one?s path in life. Whether is to believe in a god or not.