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Religion and Belief in Bless Me Ultima After studying the novel, Bless Me Ultima, I understood that the key value of faith and dependence on religion and responses to life's questions. Initially, while reading this novel, I believed it had been only about relationships and the significance in them but as the plot progressed I understood the novel, is more than that, it concerns the structures that decide the rules, morals and values which society consists of. There were three types of religion which I understood in the book that young Anthony decided to pursue. The first was that the paganistic rituals of Ultima. Ultima came to the life span of Tony at a really young age and also had great influence n the child. Ultima spared the life span of Lucas through Tony's strength. Physical pain has been brought unto Anthony due to Ultima's ritual, showing real validity of these rituals themselves, that they had been had tangibility. She attracted distress about the Tenorio's household (he was the antagonist in the book-the bad guy) rescuing Lucas though using ritualistic dolls and chants. This revealed her magic was not only good but bad also. Ultima directed Anthony through each of the mental and social torment during his early years of regular school. So in away Ultima was a manual for Tony during his early years to make sense of each one of the storms in his early life, but also was a tool of religion to base his entire life on. But in the close of the book Ultima finally expires along with the strength he once found in her is destroyed. She's.