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The Supernatural in "Bless Me, Ultima"

Summary: Religion, lost innocence and the supernatural are key themes in "Bless Me, Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya. Tony's exposure to these three themes dramatically change his perceptions of the world and his outlook on life.
In the novel Bless Me, Ultima, written by Rudolpho Anaya, Tony's exposure to supernatural occurrences, and the resulting self-discovery, change his perceptions of the world and alter his outlook on life. He allows the opinions of others help shape his own perspective and affect him greatly. The concept of the supernatural is the framework for all other subtopics which include premonitory dreams, the supernaturalness in nature, and witchcraft.

Premonition, in the form of dreams that appear to Tony, reveal much to him. In his first dream, Tony sees his own birth and the circumstances surrounding it, from the fighting and arguing between his parents' families, to Ultima's foreknowledge of his destiny. Tony subsequently has many meaningful dreams, and most are about his brothers and their symbolism in his life, as "giant, spectral figures"(61). Some of Tony's dreams are premonitions, but others are symbols and...

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