Bless Me, Ultima: Novel Summary: Chapter 16

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Tony returns to school. He feels older than his friends and keeps to himself as much as possible. He wonders why God allows such injustices in the world as to allow Narciso to be killed and Tenorio to go unpunished. He prays to God for answers. He also prays to the Virgin, because he feels that she listens to him.

 

Tony returns to school. He feels older than his friends and keeps to himself as much as possible. He wonders why God allows such injustices in the world as to allow Narciso to be killed and Tenorio to go unpunished. He prays to God for answers. He also prays to the Virgin, because he feels that she listens to him.

One day, on his way home from school, he encounters Tenorio. Tenorio says that his second daughter is dying from  Ultima's curse, and he is determined to destroy the witch. Tony is defiant, and calls him a murderer. He goes home and tells Ultima what  happened. She tells him not to worry; she is not scared by Tenorio's threats.

Analysis

This very short chapter continues the theme of Tony's religious questioning, and further develops the confrontation between good and evil.

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