In the story, “Bless Me, Ultima,” by Rudolfo Anaya, the main character Antonio goes through some developmental changes that are a result of his exposure to death. Bless Me Ultima is about the overall psychological evolvement of a young Mexican-American boy who lives in the vast plains of New Mexico and involves himself in numerous deaths, however none of which are of his own accord. A peculiar woman by the name of Ultima shows up in our main character’s life and soon after, Antonio is encountering death. After his first death experience, a chain begins to form causing Antonio develop himself emotionally, spiritually and psychologically, later leading to moral independence. Encountering death would no doubt change someone emotionally which happens to our protagonist, Antonio. Antonio’s first death that he confronts is that of a war veteran by the name of Luptio who is shot by men from the town, Antonio’s father accompanying them. Antonio begins to feel fearful for his father’s soul for being with the other men who are responsible for Lupito’s death, believing God would punish their souls, “Will he go to hell?” (Anaya 25). This death would be the commencement of seeing Antonio mature. Due to being a passive spectator, Antonio is more analytical over anything. He makes it habitual to constantly be inquisitive “Did God listen? Would he hear? Had he seen my father on the bridge?” (Anaya 23). This character trait grants the reader insight as to what Antonio’s thoughts are and how he views the world also allowing the reader to view how Antonio changes emotionally. His early acquaintance with death leaves Antonio with myriad thoughts, causing Antonio’s premature loss of innocence. Spiritually and religiously, Antonio develops himself through constantly questioning God and why the world currently is the way it is. Death plays a major factor for Antonio in his journey to understand the world around him and the religious views of everyone. Death keeps Antonio questioning his morals and the human experience. Antonio always thinks about God and if he truly forgave sins or damned people to hell and is unforgiving, “Will God forgive his sin and be with him?” (Anaya 33). Struggling to reconcile himself with religion, Antonio comes to the conclusion that he must make his own decisions. Subconsciously, Antonio’s dreams contribute to the understanding of his questions about God. Every dream Antonio conjures up enriches his perception of the world. Psychologically, death aids Antonio throughout the story. Death allows Antonio to question…
Unit 068 Support Children’s Speech, Language and Communication
Unit 068 - Support Children’s Speech, Language and Communication
Outcome 1 Understand the importance of speech, language and communication for children’s overall development
1. Explain each of the terms:
a. Speech – vocalised language is spoken through sound
b. Language – set of symbols whether in words spoken, written or signed and is understood by people (languages have rules which children need to learn)
c. Communication – this…
U1 – 2.2 10-11-11
Describe with examples the importance of recognising and responding to concerns about children and young people’s development.
The following things would cause concern about a child or young person’s development. If the problem was left untreated then things could get worse, and a delay in treatment could mean that the outcome is not as good as it would have been if treatment was started earlier.
1. Speech / Language.
If a child or young person does not talk to…
3, Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development
3.1 – Identify the transitions experienced by most children and young people
- Starting nursery
- Moving from nursery to pre-school then to school
- Changing class
- Go through natural growth and development
3.2 – Identify transitions that only some children and young people may experience
- Moving house
- Death of family member/friend
- Divorce of parents
- Having a brother/sister
responding to concerns about children and young people's
Recognition is very important because if a child falls behind with their work then all areas of their development may be affected. For example, if a child was playing on their own in the playground, for more than a few days in a row. This can affect a child's social and intellectual development. Socially, a child wouldn’t be playing with children of their own age and this can cause…
Mitch’s final class: The Meaning of Life.
Development is a lifelong process. It incorporates the biological, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth of people. Our genetic make-up, culture, society, and experiences are the factors that influence our developmental growth. The developmental stages that this book touched basis on were middle adulthood and old age. According to Erik Erikson, there are eight stages of psychosocial development. This book portrays the last two: Generativity…
1) It argues that class struggles, or the exploitation of one class by another, are the motivating force behind all historical developments. All stages have an oppressor and an oppressed group. At this point, a revolution occurs and a new class emerges as the ruling one. Marx predicted that these stages follow in order and once the working class proletariat realize their exploitation (by gaining class consciousness) they will revolt against the capitalists and opt for a socialist society.
“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” ~ The Dalai Lama
There are critical moments in a person’s life when the opportunity to move away from the known world into an unknown world arises. This is a personal choice and if embraced offers a life changing opportunity. The realization that something is missing is often the driving force for a need to change direction and is an inevitable part of personal growth. The move into a new world is not however an easy one and…
concert pianist. He moved to Vienna when he was 22. He struggle with the Patronage system. He has 3 style periods. Lose his hearing in late 20 and totally deaf in mid 40
Three style periods:
Early: music late classical eras.
30-40: heroic period. Individual active, passion
Late: experimental music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): he is Austrian composer, pianist, and violinist and learns music from his father. Child prodigy, he struggle with the Patronage system and become freelance musician…
to give specific struggles faced by the musician and also the personal questioning of the authors. It is most effective in giving an emotional side by having hoped that his dad would be proud of what he has accomplished. The song is most effective in representing the theme, because it is more obvious. It is more obvious, because it gives more examples of what he is feeling and what he is going through during his career. To start off, the song gives more details about the struggles faced by the authors…
marry, the inferior members tend to supplant the better members of society. Man, like every other animal, has no doubt advanced to his present high condition through a struggle for existence consequent on his rapid multiplication; and if he is to advance still higher, it is to be feared that he must remain subject to a severe struggle. Otherwise he would sink into indolence, and the more gifted men would not be more successful in the battle of life than the less gifted. Hence our natural rate of increase…