María Teresa begins to notice things that she's never known before, and wonders how many people the guards have killed, and she begins to be afraid of Trujillo, and his eyes that follow her everywhere. " I see the picture of our president with eyes that follow me around the room, and I am thinking he is trying to catch me doing something wrong. Before, I always thought our president was like god, watching over everything I did." (Julia Alvarez, 40)
But María Teresa still has faith in Trujillo, despite what her sister says, but she is starting to doubt herself.