Q: Why did Ultima tell Antonio not to go out in the storm?
A: Ultima tells Antonio not to go out in the storm because she wants him to avoid Tenorio.
By: Raiden Lozano
So What? Ultima cares about Antonio and doesn't want to see him get hurt. This shows that Ultima is protective about others who she is close to. One of the central conflicts in chapter "Fourteen" is that Ultima doesn't want to see Antonio get attacked by Tenrio. In this chapter, Ultima exhibits character traits such as being protective because she didn't want Antonio to go to school in the storm. Author Rudolfo Anaya suggests the theme that we should listen to the wise." I screamed with fear and Tenorio spun around and saw me. He aimed the pistol at me and I heard the click of the firing pin. But there was no shot."(Page: 169) This passage supports the theme because Antonio didn't listen to Ultima, so he witnessed Narciso's death and almost gets killed too. The figurative language that was found in chapter "Fourteen" was a metaphor," My leaden feet turned at the end of the bridge and I felt the pebbles of the goat path beneath the drift of snow".