Going to school is a major turning point in Antonio

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Going to school is a major turning point in Antonio's life. He feels much anxiety about the impending  separation from his mother, and he seems to have secretly hoped that magic would save him from  the separation. At the moment when he is to leave home, Ultima blesses him and the girls, and he  feels swept away by a whirlwind of ideas concerning evil but reassures himself by remembering how  to ward them off. He seems to perceive the llano as a demonic wasteland. As he leaves, he looks  back upon his parents and knows intuitively that they will never be the same; something has  changed in his life and cannot be undone. Antonio perceives this next step in life in terms of good  and evil. He associates good with the security of home and the warmth of his mother, and evil with  the llano, the outside world. As the tension between good and evil intensifies for Antonio, the river and the bridge increase in their 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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