What does it really mean to be a caregiver? A caregiver is someone who takes care of someone and is always able to help and support that person. A caregiver is just like a parent except they may not be related by blood. They protect them at all costs and have complete trust in each other. You might be wondering why are you talking about this? I’m talking about this because it is important to the novel.
Celia is the prime example of a caregiver and affects how the whole story takes place. She always is on Matt's side and takes the blame. Matt also knows right from wrong from Celia, and her ethics. For example, let’s say Matt escaped and told Celia so she wouldn’t get worried. They have a strong bond so Celia wouldn’t tell anyone.
Here are some direct quotes from the book to represent this:
“You can’t come, mi vida. You must stay hidden in the nest like a good little mouse. There’re hawks out there that eat little mice”(p. 5).
“Don’t cry, mi vida. I love you more than anything in the world. I’ll explain things to you when you’re older”(p. 6).
This also has an effect on other characters such as Maria’s parents, Felicia and Mr. MacGregor. They all care, but a downside is that someone could take them away and you would be in a sticky situation to save them. This will send the story through twists and turns as caregivers help others.
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