In the fifth dream

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In the fifth dream, Antonio accepts the role of a priest as his destiny and resists being with sinful  women. The brothers, however, remind him that he is a Márez and that some day he too will enjoy  physical fulfillment by women; just as he chooses the priesthood as his destiny, he is told by his  brothers that the Márez blood will ultimately prevail. Antonio's dream reveals an Oedipal guilt that  surfaces when he sees the breasts of a young woman. His increasing understanding of sex between  men and women that resulted from his last experience with his brothers is attended by fears of loss  of innocence, a viewpoint attributed to his mother. Antonio's internal conflict over his destiny is  intensifying. In this dream, the three major sources of understanding in Antonio's world compete to  influence him: María, the priest, and Ultima. This dream foreshadows Andrew's decision to remain with the family but frames his stay in terms of 
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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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