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…
which prepared him to face death. Overall, this stage of life’s goal is to feel at peace with oneself and the world without regrets.
On the other hand, Erikson’s model can be applied to Mitch’s middle age stage of development. This period of life’s challenge involves the struggle between generativity and stagnation. Generativity is the desire to contribute to one’s family, community, and society by nurturing and guiding the next generation. Stagnation is a sense of self-absorption and lack of…
Jose Tomas Atria
17 July 2015
Marxist Theory of Class
In his works, Karl Marx theorized and wrote extensively about class and class struggles. He formulated a compelling theory on class through an analysis of the historical modes of production and tied it to concrete historical reality. He was particularly interested in the role of property and how ownership manifests itself in different ways across history and its relationship with the advancement of the division of labor…
Why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
Effective communication is vitally important in the development of positive relationships with children, young people and adults. I make sure that when I am communicating with young people and adults that clear boundaries, expectations and key issues are properly communicated to lay the foundations of our relationship. It is clear both within the school I do my placement…
to Emphasis on Economic Development
Karl Marx said that: “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”(Reader96) He believed in the historical inevitability of a proletarian revolution against the bourgeoisies. And with the establishment of Soviet Union, the Marxism started to get practiced as the form of communism. In Marxist theory, communism is a specific stage of historical development that inevitably emerges from the development of the productive forces that…
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.
assembled in London and sketched the following manifesto, to be published in the English, French, German, Italian, Flemish and Danish languages. I. Bourgeois and Proletarians*
The history of all hitherto existing society† is the history of class struggles. Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master‡ and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each…