Before his first day of school, Antonio sees a traumatized veteran killed by an enraged mob.
Six-year-old Antonio is a precocious boy who is intrigued by the events in his life and torn by several dilemmas that he faces during this period of his life. He is caught between the opposing destinies envisioned for him by his parents, and he struggles to find his own path.
In the process, he serves as an "apprentice" to Ultima, adapts to going to school, makes his first holy communion, and witnesses several fatal events.
She has been a midwife to many women in the area and is sought for assistance by those who believe they have been cursed. She mentors Antonio during her final years. She is a devoutly religious woman with a strong conviction that Antonio should become a priest.
She opposes the lifestyle of the cattlemen and seeks the stability and rhythms of farming. Gabriel has given up the lifeways of the vaquero but laments the loss. He believes the urge to wander in search of adventure is in his blood and is characteristic of his family.
He dreams of going to California with his sons in pursuit of a new life. Tenorio Trementina The malevolent barkeeper who accuses Ultima of placing curses on his three daughters. He is driven by hatred and revenge.
Samuel A schoolboy friend of Antonio who philosophizes with him and tells him the story about the golden carp. He is the brother of the Vitamin Kid and one of the magic people. Cico The mysterious friend of Antonio who takes him to the hidden pond where the golden carp lives.
He tells Antonio the prophecy of the golden carp and the story of the mermaid at the Hidden Lakes. He is also one of the magic people. Like Ultima, he has clear, bright eyes. He returns from WWII with the "sickness. He returns from the war and stays behind when the other brothers leave for Las Vegas.
Later, when the brothers return, he leaves with them for Santa Fe. Deborah has been in school for two years and now speaks only English. Theresa is learning English from Deborah. He is one of the magic people. Florence The young member of the schoolboy "gang" who does not believe that God is just or that He even exists.
He drowns in a lake while swimming with the other boys. He is a fair-skinned, blond boy with an angelic face. He is bewitched by the Trementina sisters and cured by Ultima.
He mentors Antonio one summer and kills Tenorio when he tries to shoot Antonio. He is the elderly patriarch of the Lunas.First of all, one of the four heroes in Ultima 3 is supposed to be the Stranger from Ultima 1 and 2.
If you want to, you can name you characters after the Companions of the later games. The following table associates Ultima classes and characters according to their attributes.
Need help on characters in Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima? Check out our detailed character descriptions. From the creators of SparkNotes. Ultima - An elderly curandera, a healer endowed with the spiritual power of her ancestors. Ultima is a wise, complex, mysterious character.
Ultima is a wise, complex, mysterious character.
Ultima’s power is often misunderstood and feared by the community. Character Advancement describes the mechanisms employed in the various Ultima games when a character either gains a level, or raises his or her statistics.
These mechanisms vary from game to game, making it neccassary to give an overview how advancement is achieved. Contents[show] Ultima I Hit. Ultima Character Timeline in Bless Me, Ultima The timeline below shows where the character Ultima appears in Bless Me, Ultima.
The colored dots and icons . Minor Characters Antonio's UnclesAntonio's uncles—María's brothers—pop in and out throughout the novel to both remind Antonio of his heritage as a Luna farmer, and also just to be nice to the kind.