Bless Me, Ultima

by Rudolfo Anaya
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Why is Tony disturbed by Ultima's owl in Bless Me, Ultima?

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Tony is initially disturbed by the owl because they have never had an owl so close to the house. When Ultima arrives, the owl arrives as well and hoots in the night. The strangeness, novelty and surprise of this disturb Antonio and his sisters. 

Antonio mentions that brujas have been...

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Tony is initially disturbed by the owl because they have never had an owl so close to the house. When Ultima arrives, the owl arrives as well and hoots in the night. The strangeness, novelty and surprise of this disturb Antonio and his sisters. 

Antonio mentions that brujas have been known to take on the form of an owl. However, when Antonio's father does not go out to shoot the owl, Antonio quickly he realizes the connection between Ultima and the owl. 

As Ultima had come into the house to join the family, the owl too had come to serve a positive purpose.

"Its song seemed to say that it had come to watch over us."

 

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