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Unformatted text preview: In Bless Me, Ultima , the death of Lupito reflects Tony’s never-ending quest to find self-identity at the loss of innocence and the rise of questioning and confusion that Tony would be left to resolve throughout the course of the novel. After the death of Lupito, the elements of nature reveal the beginning of the loss of innocence. In the opening scenes of the novel, Tony follows his father in search for Lupito and gives reference to “the season of change”, also known as autumn, which serves to foreshadow the events that will take away Tony’s innocence. After hastily running to take cover from being noticed by his father, Tony chooses to hide in the river. However, not being aware of Lupito’s presence being so close that he could feel the presence of Lupito was lost in the “muddy waters of the river that lapped and gurgled around him”. The muddy waters show the characteristics of Lupito, which later condescends into “ a river stained with blood forever and ever and ever “. The death of Lupito leaves a mark in the river as well as a mark on blood forever and ever and ever “....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course ENG 316K taught by Professor Kruppa during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08