Bless Me, Ultima
Bless Me, Ultima Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Golden Carp
It's not every day that you see something that utterly changes your life. Sure, there are some awesome movies that might make your summer a bit less boring, and there are amazing works of art that...
Tenorio is pretty dead-on when he makes his claim about Ultima's Owl right before the climax of the book: "'It is the owl! Do you hear, little bastard! It is the owl that is the spirit of the old w...
The Moon and the Sea
Allow Shmoop to indulge our inner Captain Obvious for a moment. Antonio's mother's last name is Luna, which is the Spanish word for moon. That's some pretty clear symbolism right off the bat, as th...
La Virgen de Guadalupe (the Virgin of Guadalupe)
Unlike God and the golden carp, the Virgin of Guadalupe offers up forgiveness. The Virgin serves as a connection between the cultures that pull at Antonio, even though it's a traditional Catholic s...
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