• “The Christmas Play” By Rudolfo Anaya

    -	Rudolfo Anaya was born on October 30, 1937. In New Mexico.
    -	Soon after he was born Anaya's family moved to Santa Rosa, Mexico, where Anaya spent the next fourteen years.
    -	His fiction draws heavily on the superstitions and myths of the Mexican-American culture that commingled with the traditions of the Roman Catholic Faith.
    -	Spanish was spoken in the home, and Anaya was not introduced to English until he went to school.
    -	Life in Santa Rosa gave Anaya a sense of security and belonging that was torn from him when his family moved to Albuquerque in 1952.
    -	After graduating from Albuquerque high school in 1956, Anaya attended a business school.
    -	  When his studies proved unfulfilling, he enrolled in the University of New Mexico, where he began writing fiction (for himself).
    -	In 1966, he married Patricia lawless.
    -	Over a period of seven years, Anaya completed his first novel Bless me, Ultima.
    -	Finally in 1972, a group of editors accepted the book.
    The Story:
    -	The main theme is multiculturalism.
    -	The protagonists are the children.
    -	Narrative Technique: The story is written in first person narrator.
    -	Characters:
    -	Miss Violet (round character).
    -	Children (round characters, protagonist).
    -	Exposition: when the children where preparing for the play.
    -	Rising Action: When the boys started to act very badly.
    -	Climax: started when the boys made a huge mess on the stage.
    -	Falling Action: the students (audience) left the room and it became quiet.
    -	Resolution: schoolhouse became like a tomb without the kids.