''Mahmoud looked up. Mom was where she always was, working her way through the tents''. Mahmoud's mom was looking for her daughter. It was a Problem because they needed to leave at midnight. Pg.230
Character vs Society
"Isabel cried again for Ivan, cried because he had been so close and hadn't made it. But her tears were a mixed relief that they wouldn't make it to the states". Isabel couldn't imagine herself in the states without Ivan. Knowing Ivan as a great neighbor and friend her emotions very very high.
"Somewhere in the forest an owl screeched, and Mahmoud heard the scurrying of small animals''. everything made him jump and freak out. He really needed to leave and he finally found a train station
"The crowd mobbed the captain as he tried to leave C-deck, the passengers pushing and shoving their way around Josef''. People just shoved their way through pushing and shoving each other. They wanted to go because the Ship was pulling away from Cuba.