Macario, the protagonist in “The 3rd Guest” by B. Traven has a few traits that influence his relationships with others.
One, he is hard working . Two, he is honest. Three, he is helpful.
These traits influence his relationships with others. We can see it this passage from “The 3rd Guest”:
“His wife, the most faithful and the most abnegating companion a man would wish for, had every reason to consider him a very good man. He never beat her; he worked as hard as any man could.”
Honesty comes into play here when Ramiro asks Macario to help cure his wife and Ramiro offers him a price.
Later, on page 27, Ramiro interacts with Macario, basically telling Macario that if he helps his wife he’ll pay him but Macario knew that Ramiro had more than ten doubloons to give Macario but Macario didn’t want to go back and forth with Ramiro because he didn’t want to make an enemy .
“I’ll take the ten doubloons which you offered me first.”Macario’s response here deepens a reader’s sense of his honesty, and sparks a feeling of respect.