Bless Me, Ultima
by Rudolfo Anaya
Bless Me, Ultima Men and Masculinity Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Line)
"The ways of men are strange, and hard to learn." (2.398-399)
Okay, so this is Antonio's journey pretty much laid out in one line. He'll spend most of the rest of the book trying to learn the ways of men.
You are but a baby, Antonio, you are our mother's dream. (2.435-436)
Here we get the idea that one of the first major steps toward manhood is leaving the protection of your mother. Which makes sense, if you think about it. How can Antonio ever be himself, if he's always trying to fulfill his mother's dreams?