The cultural change why it passes the society is accumulated of stocks: (…) cachaa, that now it was fashion to even serve in places requintados' '. A ertico moment of the plot shows the sexual saudosismo in the memory of orgasmo of the aged Eullio: ' ' I arrested its fists in the wall, it if he debated, but controlled I it with my knees behind its. with my trunk pressed I it, I espremia it to be valid, I I jammed almost it in the wall, until Matilde said, I I go, Eullio, and its body trembled whole number, leading mine to tremble junto' '. The murder of the father of Eullio shows the corruption and the violence of a time that marked the Brazilian politics, and the quality of printed matters of the time are seen in elitist way: ' ' (…) periodicals that respect people not l' '. Cultural consequence, the education of before was marked for the physical aggression: ' ' (…) of when in when, I find that it felt lack to lower the pants for to my to surrar me father with cinto' '.
The decay of a family even takes to the change of name of streets or the nomination of side streets and crosspieces without great importance: ' ' (…) the liberal ones had taken the power and had changed to its name for the one of one caudilho gaucho. (…) that street without exit conferred my father. My grandfather also is a crosspiece, there for the side of docas' '. The critical personage feels the disdain to the aged one: ' ' The people if do not give the work to listen to an old one, and are therefore that she has as many old ones embatucados for there, the lost look, in a species of country estrangeiro' '. The importance of the space where if it lives can poeticalally be noticed: ' ' (…) mother was same as the flower, that when moving of vase to the times fenece' '.