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House of the Scorpion

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Transcript of House of the Scorpion

House of the Scorpion
El Patrón
Ruler of Opium, powerful and dangerous dictator, he lived to be 147 years old
Maria
she is Senator Mendozas daughter, Matts friend, she was the reason for Matt doing many things
Celia
Took care of Matt and saved him from being harvested for organs by El Patron by poisoning Matt, raised him
Matt
He's the clone of El Patron, was treated like an animal or object most of the time, the protagonist
By Nancy Farmer
Tam Lin
He was Matts bodyguard, taught Matt many things about nature and life, he died with El Patron
Theme
Don't judge someone by their past. This theme is important to this novel, because everyone judges Matt just because he is a clone. This can also relate to life, because if someone does something bad in life, they may be nice on the inside.
Symbol
Symbol #1: El Patron refers to Matt as his son Felipe, when El Patron starts having flashbacks.
"Be Felipe for him," Celia said simply." (Farmer 201)
Literary terms
forshadowing- when Tam Lin tells Matt about the monarch butterflies filling themselves with poison, it foreshadows how Celia puts poison in Matt
flashback-"rubbing his eyes, Matt saw Maria's present on a shelf, and the birthday party came back with hideous clearness"(Farmer 112)
Literary terms
simile- "he felt trapped like a worm in a nut"(Farmer 201)
symbol- "be felipe for him, Celia said simply"(Farmer 201) Matt is the symbol for El Patron's son
Story Map
Exposition: Future, Country of Opium
Conflict: Man vs Society - Matt is a social outcast because he is a clone
Rising Action
1. Matt is clone of El Patron
2. Matt escapes from Celia's house
3. He is taken to El Patron's house and meets Maria
Rising Action
4. Matt is found out to be a clone and is held captive in the basement of the house
5. El Patron saves Matt and tells everyone that they should treat him they'd treat him
6. Matt is given a bodyguard and is allowed to stay at the house
7. El Patron is dying and Matt is to be used for spare parts to keep him alive
Climax: Celia poisons Matt so he cannot be used as parts. El Patron dies
Falling Action
1. Matt escapes from the farm and crosses into the border of Altzlan
2. The Keepers catch Matt and put him to work at a plankton factory
Resolution
Matt escapes from the plankton factory and reunites with Maria at the convent
Conclusion
It should be a college bound book because it is very insightful and informative. Because it teaches you not to judge people by their pasts and that people can turn out differently by their upbringing.
Cites:
"Human Cloning." Human Cloning. N.P., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013.

"Scorpion Stings." MedToGo International -. N.p, n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013.

"Onswipe." Onswipe. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013.

"Bodyguard." Eagle Security Services Inc RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013.

Logical - " I brought you here for two reasons," said the bodyguard. "One because it's nice and two, because I want to tell you a few things without being spied on." (Farmer 80)
Uneducated "Yu never know when Yu mite need things. Yor friend Tam Lin." It was written in a large childish scrawl." (Farmer 149)
Caring " You can't come mi vida. You must stay hidden in the nest like a good mouse. They're hawks out there that eat little mice." (Farmer 5)
Clever "When you had your first heart attack, I poisoned Matt with foxglove from my garden ... I made Matt's heart too unstable to transplant." (Farmer 235)
Curious "Hey, boy!" She yelled, rapping the glass with her fist. "What's your name? Do you want to play?" (Farmer 15)
Sensitive " I don't want to stay here! I want to be with Tom!" Cried Maria.
Powerful "His people worshiped him like a god." (Farmer 184)
Demanding "I gave you these things, Mi Vida, You...owe...me." (Farmer 235)
Brave "He raced across the ground. To his left he heard shouts and a loud crack accompanied by a flash of light... He put on an extra burst of speed but the Farm Patroller grabbed Matt's backpack." (Farmer 257)
Violent " Matt hurtled himself at the Keeper. He drove his head into Jorge's stomach and tore the cane from the man's hands." (Farmer 319_
"No one can tell the difference between a clone and a human. That's because there isn't any difference." (Farmer 245) This quote explains our theme because if a person messes up in life they're still the same person as they were before, there isn't a difference between the person they were and the person they are. That's similar to Matt because he is the same as everyone else, but he never did anything wrong, he was just stereotyped.
Symbol #2: The scorpion symbolized El Patron because a scorpion is something that causes harm to an enemy or friend, Such as El Patron does to the people in his home. It's also the symbol that El Patron chose for the Alacran family. "People from Durango are called Alacranes-scorpions-because there are so many of the scurrying around" (Farmer 57-58). This is saying that if you are an Alacran, then you are looked at as an enemy or evil human being by some others.
Minor Characters
Chacho - Met Matt at the keeper facility, became friends with Matt, Went to and escaped from the plankton factory with Matt.

Rebellious "Chacho came out of nowhere and threw himself into the battle, pummeling Jorge with his fists." (Farmer 319)
Fidelito - Met Matt at the keeper facility and went to the plankton factory.

Loyal "I'll confess for him! I'll do it!" Shrieked Fidelito, running to the center of the room." (Farmer 302)
Minor Characters
Ton-Ton - Met the boys at the plankton factory, eventually turned against the Keepers and helped Matt escape.

Helpful "Hold him up. I've got to get fluids in to him." (Farmer 338
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Dynamic - He sees that clones are people too
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