Character Trait: Confident "She carried herself as a very old and strong person might, with no fear of death and with a clear sense of her right to the earth and a disdain for the ugliness of belching machines and concrete"
Character Trait: Demanding "Her eyes snapped black and fiery as she spit the question at him: 'Have you seen a cat?' The word cat came out as hard as a rock."
This is when Magda is walking along the road, looking for Louis and she stops at a gas station. pg 56
Character Trait: Menacing "He stood stiffly with the money clenched in his hand, tears running from his eyes and dripping off his face like rainwater"
Character Trait: Aggressive "'ENOUGH?' she almost screamed. The boy's head jerked upright, then he grabbed all the bills with one hand and shoved Louis at Magda with the other"
Character Trait: Sympathetic "She came to feel sympathy for him, remembering his tears. And she wove some orange and white wool into a pattern, stuffed it with cotton, sewed two green button eyes and a small pink mouth onto it, then attached a matching stub of a tail.......she dropped the bag in front of the boy's yellow house"
Character Trait: Forgiving "Her rage grew smaller and smaller until finally she could forgive the strange boy"
This is Magda in her house with her healthy cat, Louis. This is when she begins to forgive the boy and feel sympathy for him. She shows this by making a stuffed cat for him. pg 64