Step 2 Crack the Character (Patria) "That first day was the hardest. I was crazy with grief, all right. When Dede and Tono walked me into the house, all I wanted to do was lie down and die"(Alvarez 200). This shows that Patria worries too much, and that she cares too much as well. This could contribute to being religious because one of God's rules is care about one another as they would care for you. .