Monday, 15 April 2013

Individual Post #2 - Thoughts So Far...

Here is a short paragraph about my feelings after reading the first little bit of The House of the Scorpion. I hope you enjoy! :)

  So far, The House of the Scorpion is a very interesting and powerful book. Though we have only read the first part, it feels like there is always a new problem, and you need to keep reading to answer it. The first thing that was a big question to not only me, but for our whole group, is the title. Why would the author choose a title like that? Is it a metaphor? Or is a scorpion just a small part in the book? After reading the context in the book, we inferred that the "scorpion" is El Patron. There are many reasons why we think this, but the main reason is that a scorpion to us resembles evil and power. And from what we have read, that is the kind of person El Patron is. Another main point in the book is that clones are despised and are not considered to be human. Why didn’t they “fix” Matt? Of course El Patron is really powerful, but why didn’t they fix him? After reading a bit further we realized that El Patron was a 140 years old, how could he live that long? I think it has something to do with the clones, but it is still a very big question. I know he has to kill the clones to survive, but why? And how? When you think about it, clones aren’t very different from humans. They seem different because they get “fixed” at birth. Why the discrimination? After reading the start of the book, I can infer that the setting takes place in the future, a place where clones exist. The main evidence that led me to this inference is that there is TV and they call some of the characters old, so the TV must have existed long before that time. So this book definitely takes place in the future. We can infer some things after reading the first part, but to know the real answers you need to keep reading. And as of now I am really excited to read the rest of this book!


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