He turns to both pagan and Christian ideologies for guidance, but he doubts both traditions.
A curandera or healer
Ultima is a firm believer in tolerance and understanding, however, and she teaches Antonio that different belief systems can offer equally valid ways of understanding the world.
Gabriel volunteers to put aside the conflict with the Lunas and help Antonio make his own choice about his future.
Mid-1940s, during and after World War II
Guadalupe, New Mexico, and its surrounding area
represents a magical religious order
represents her life force and the power of her religious mysticism.
symbolizes forgiveness, understanding, and the resolution of cultural conflict.