In the novel Bless Me Ultima the main character is a young boy by the name of Antonio Mares. Antonio is the son of a man who is used to a nomadic like lifestyle and his mother is accustomed to the life of living on a farm. This of course results in creating duality and controversy over the young boy’s future. This does not slightly affect Antonio but it goes deeper to his faith and to his aspirations in life.
Antonio’s mother is a catholic woman who has strong old fashioned spiritual beliefs and values. She has high hopes and dreams for Antonio who is the youngest of his brothers and sisters. She believes that he should work hard in his school studies and wants him to gain responsibility, which she helps him achieve. Her convictions for Antonio to stay in school are not unjustified as she has a desire for Antonio to be a priest of the Catholic Church so of course she also causes him to focus on church studies and his religious faith. So of course Antonio’s bel
His lifestyle is that of an old Mexican cowboy. He has a philosophy of that a man should be a man by providing for the family, by being free, and by being able to take care of yourself. Antonio"tms father religion has a god that is a golden carp. The classical meaning of God in this writer"tms opinion would have to be the ideals of Antonio"tms mother. This is obviously a conviction that is old and is outdated as of the standards of today. With these beliefs he is afraid of losing his innocence and thru a fairly portioned part of the book this is a topic. The alternate gods in this book derive mainly from the belief system of his father and what it is that he believes exactly. ief in God is rooted in his mother"tms teachings and traditions on religion and God. She is Antonio"tms mentor through out the span of Antonio"tms life that we get to see in the book. Antonio"tms father is a man who as I said before is accustomed to a nomadic life. Ultima is a key character from the very start of the novel when Antonio is dreaming about his own birth. Her religion is not Catholicism but even though she is not a catholic she is still a close family friend. Ultima is a woman who is very spiritual in her own way. Everyone is arguing about what he should be and she says that she knows Antonio"tms destiny.