The purpose of this scene is to express the family's urgency to leave in amidst of the night to flee. The tone of this scene is uncertainty. Key word in this scene is fled
Purpose: This scene shows how the family feels like “visitors in new country” and how they feel like they don’t belongTone:The family feels uncertain of their futureKey Word:”Plunging in” they are ready to experience their new country.
Through metaphors and the tone of uncertainty, Alvarez asserts moving to an unfamiliar culture is like swimming in deep foreign waters.