Bless Me, Ultima Questions and Answers
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How does the golden carp affect Tony's feelings towards the Catholic religion?

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A huge theme of Bless Me, Ultima is understanding and questioning the dogma of organized faith. Antonio is already beginning to doubt the teachings of Catholicism when he first discovers the golden carp. Supposedly, its purpose is to guide the rest of the carp, who are the souls of sinners in a previous life. Antonio feels astounded that the carp is actually tangible and visible, and he gets a sense of enlightenment and religious fulfillment that he has never felt from Christianity.

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