Anaya uses powerful images to evoke a multiplicity of responses from his readers

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Anaya uses powerful images to evoke a multiplicity of responses from his readers. He draws readers  into the story through prophetic dreams, idyllic scenes of harmony, episodes of spontaneous  horseplay among children, scenes of mystical dynamism, and episodes of violence and death. Each  of them is richly detailed and provides readers with a sense of closeness to the characters and to the  forces of nature. Opposition is a technique widely used by Anaya in the novel to create conflict at many levels.  Antonio's parents are opposed in their backgrounds and in their visions and aspirations; religions are  opposed in their viewpoints and demands on the individual; cosmic forces are opposed in the forms  of good and evil; and forms of nature are opposed in their dry and fertile manifestations. The novel  contains psychological, social, cultural, and physical conflict. Indeed, conflict is pervasive in 
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