Methought I heard a voice cry "Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep," the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast— Act 2 scene 2
A motif in the novel is falling. The people fear falling and some actually do. They fear failure and injuries. Both Angle and Meme fall from tremendous heights. Esperanza fears falling and plans to float away as she is a red balloon.