Bless Me, Ultima | Study Guide

Rudolfo A. Anaya

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Bless Me, Ultima | Characters

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Character Description
Antonio Márez Antonio Márez, the book's narrator and protagonist, is a young boy—age six at the novel's start—who struggles to answer important life questions about justice, God, and his place in the world. Read More
Ultima Ultima is an elderly woman with magical healing powers and a strange but close connection to her owl. She becomes Antonio's beloved teacher and mentor. Read More
Gabriel Márez Gabriel Márez is Antonio's father. He comes from a long line of vaqueros, or cowboys, and has their adventurous, restless energy. Read More
Maria Márez Maria Luna Márez is Antonio's mother. She comes from farming people and is a devout Catholic. Read More
Tenorio Trementina Tenorio Trementina is a drunken and evil saloon owner whose actions are driven by hate and vengeance. He is determined to destroy Ultima. Read More
Florence Florence is one of Antonio's friends. He is bullied because he is an atheist. Read More
Abel Abel, one of Antonio's acquaintances, belongs to the young gang of boys in town.
Bones Bones, one of Antonio's friends, is a wild and aggressive local boy.
Father Byrnes Father Byrnes is the town's Catholic priest. He holds a rigid view of Christianity and sees punishable sin in everyone.
Jasón Chávez Jasón Chávez is one of Antonio's friends. He is also friends with an American Indian who tells him about the golden carp.
Chávez Chávez is Jasón's father. He seeks revenge against Lupito for killing the sheriff, who was Chávez's brother.
Cico Cico is one of Antonio's friends. He shows Antonio the golden carp and tells him about the apocalypse of water.
Ernie Ernie is a tough boy in town who does not like Antonio and sometimes fights with him.
Horse Horse is one of Antonio's friends. He is something of a cut-up and can be wild and even violent.
Jasón's Indian Jasón's Indian is an elderly man who told Jasón the story of the golden carp.
Lloyd Lloyd is a boy in town who repeatedly threatens to sue others.
Juan Luna Juan Luna, a farmer, is one of Antonio's uncles on his mother's side.
Lucas Luna Lucas Luna, a farmer, is one of Antonio's uncles on his mother's side. He is cursed by the Trementina witches.
Pedro Luna Pedro Luna, a farmer, is Antonio's favorite uncle on his mother's side.
Prudencio Luna Prudencio Luna, the family patriarch, is Maria's father and Antonio's grandfather.
Lupito Lupito is a veteran whose wartime trauma drove him insane. He shoots the sheriff and is then hunted down and killed by townsmen.
Miss Maestas Miss Maestas is Antonio's first-grade teacher. She encourages Antonio in his studies.
Andrew Márez Andrew Márez is one of Antonio's three older brothers, all of whom fight in World War II. After the war he remains at home for a while.
Deborah Márez Deborah Márez is one of Antonio's older sisters.
Eugene Márez Eugene Márez is one of Antonio's three older brothers, all of whom fight in World War II. He leaves home soon after returning from the war.
León Márez León Márez is one of Antonio's three older brothers, all of whom fight in World War II. He leaves home with Eugene soon after returning from the war.
Theresa Márez Theresa Márez is one of Antonio's older sisters.
Narciso Narciso is a large, good man and a friend of the Márez family. He has a drinking problem and a deep connection to nature. He tries to protect Ultima.
Red Red is a Protestant boy who is often ridiculed for his religion.
Rosie Rosie is the madam (owner) of the town's brothel.
Samuel Samuel, one of Antonio's friends, is a wise boy who tells Antonio about the golden carp.
Téllez Téllez is Gabriel's friend from the llano. His house is cursed until Ultima lifts the curse.
Trementina sisters The Trementina sisters are Tenorio's three daughters. They are witches who curse and harm people in the area.
Vigil Vigil is a state policeman who patrols the town.
Miss Violet Miss Violet is a school teacher who knows Antonio. She helps the students put on their Christmas play.
Vitamin Kid Vitamin Kid is one of Antonio's friends. He always wins footraces against other boys.
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