Study Guide

Bless Me, Ultima Characters

By Rudolfo Anaya

Antonio "Tony" Juan Márez y Luna

Antonio Márez might be one of the most thoughtful young children in all of literature....

Ultima (a.k.a. La Grande)

In a lot of families, there's that one older lady who just seems like she knows more than...

Tenorio Trementina

In the old days, a cartoon Canadian Mountie named Dudley Do-Right fought week in and week out...

Gabriel Márez and Maria Luna

Ah, parents. They can be the greatest thing in all the world, and they can also drive you utterly...

Antonio's Brothers: Andrew, Eugenio, and León

"'Your blood is tied to the blood of your brothers'" Ultima tells Antonio (15.45), which is why...

Antonio's Sisters: Deborah and Theresa

As young boys grow up, having big sisters can one of the coolest things a guy could hope for....

Antonio's Friends

These four guys get lumped together, because each in his own way shows Antonio that there might...

The Murdered: Lupito and Narciso

Antonio witnesses four deaths when all is said and done, but two of them stand apart, because...

Minor Characters

Antonio's uncles—María's brothers—pop in and out throughout the novel to both...