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Unformatted text preview: The Christmas play exemplifies Anaya's ability to capture both the spontaneity and the rowdiness of young boys. It is a hilarious scene that brings some lightheartedness to an otherwise somber novel. The play stands in sharp contrast to the powerful storm that awaits outside. The fight between Narciso and Tenorio sets in motion a series of events that dramatically affect Antonio. First, Narciso's call for help at Rosie's and, then, Andrew's appearance at the door of the whorehouse shock Antonio. Not only does he realize that his brother has been sinning, but he feels a loss of his own innocence. Andrew's unwillingness to help Narciso drives a wedge between him and Antonio. The murder of Narciso intensifies Antonio's inner struggle over justice and punishment. He is again forced to play the role of priest, and he gains some further familiarity with the role. As he matures, forced to play the role of priest, and he gains some further familiarity with the role....
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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