" At first it was just a slight moisture until the poison rolled down his face in deep sticky streaks,"(77).
" She had on a fresh coat of red lipstick and distraught, and the thick scent of carnation perfume made Estrella think she was in the trailer all along, in the bathroom," (137).
"Estrella counted nine dollars and seven cents. She lowed the crowbar, unable to catch a breath and showed the nurse what she had taken,"(150).
"Then it was the tigereye stones of Jesucristo's eyes which followed her as she kneeled before the statue and lit each candle with a matchbox she kept near its base. The statue, draped in blue robes and elevated middle crate of the Holy Trinity,"(165).
" The roof tilted downward and she felt gravity pulling but did not lose her footing. The termite-softened shakes crushed beneath her bare feet like the serpent under the feet of Jesus, and a few pieces tumbled down and over the edge of the barn,"(175).
" When Estrella first came upon Perfecto's red tool chest like a suitcase near the door, she became very angry,"(24). The red tool chest represents Perfecto trying to fix the family but Estrella is mad because she doesn't want Perfecto.