Revenge can be an ugly, ugly thing. Most of us get the feeling at least once in a while that we want to get someone back for something they've done to us, but hopefully cooler heads prevail and things don't ever get too messy. That's not the case in Bless Me, Ultima. Revenge, especially when it pertains to Tenorio, transforms men into animals, with rationality and even simply human kindness flying right out the window.
Without Tenorio's desire for revenge in Bless Me, Ultima, Antonio could never truly come to find the answers he's looking for.
Every god-like or spiritual figure in the novel seeks revenge—God, the golden carp, Ultima—except for one—the Virgin de Guadalupe, which tells us that saints are where it's at for our Antonio.