Characterization: Maria Teresa- Step 1, "I feel so lucky that we have him for president. I am even born the same month he is (October) and only nine days (and forty-four years!) apart. I keep thinking it shows something special about my character" (37). Maria Teresa is a very innocent character, it shows in this quote because she doesn't know about Trujillo's secret, but since her family adores him, she follows. She also shows that she likes to look at the positive side if things.