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Unformatted text preview: Tenorio's visit to the Mrez home allows Anaya to express the traditional view of Mexican Americans regarding witchcraft, and it also allows him to use the scene outside the house to explore the mob- like tendencies among humans, especially when they are fearful of a person. These irrational tendencies continue to remain a mystery to us all. The dialogue that occurs between Pedro and Antonio on their way to El Puerto makes clear Antonio's views on loyalty and social reciprocity. He believes strongly that his uncles should have warned Ultima about Tenorio because she helped one of their family members. He learns that others may put their own interests ahead of loyalty and norms of reciprocity. The storytelling that goes on at the Luna household captures elements of the oral traditions of Mexican Americans and feeds Antonio's imagination. He dreams of the Black Mass and sees Ultima Mexican Americans and feeds Antonio's imagination....
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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.
- Fall '08