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Which lessons Tony learns seem to be the most major ones (themes) in the novel, Bless Me, Ultima?

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Perhaps the most important lesson Antonio learns is that he will have to decide his future and his fate for himself. For much of the novel, young Antonio feels pulled between conflicting expectations. 

Tony feels all of his family’s conflicting expectations weighing down upon him, and he wishes to find his own identity.

Tony, however, does not realize that it is within his power to make his own...

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