Wednesday, 22 February 2017

First 100 Pages Thoughts- Individual Blog Post #2

In The House of the Scorpion so far, we have found out many things about Matt and the Environment he is in. Matt is the main character in the book and he is El Patrons (the leader of Opium) clone and is supposed to cary on the legacy of El Patron but there is one main problem with that, no one likes or trusts clones. Normal clones have their brain wiped but Matt has gotten to keep his memory because he is the most important clone. From where we are at in the book, Matt is still confused about what is happening and what he is. 
The book has answered many of my questions so far and I do not doubt that it will answer many more.
One of the first questions I had that I am still trying to find out the answer was; why did the author choose to make a character map and not just explain the characters in the book? Was it because it would take to long? Was it because she thought it would be a different way of showing it? I think that she did it to make it more clear to the audience of where the people came from and where the people are now. 
Another one of my main questions was on page 60 and I asked what would happen if Matt died? I have not yet figured out the answer to this question either because she does not explain it very much in the first 100 pages (we have only read 100 pages so far).

One of out tasks while reading the book is to talk to the text and pull out information that you thing is significant or has a purpose. There has been a lot of good and bad things that have happened in the book so far and they all spike different emotions. The part in the book where I felt the most bad for Matt was when he was being kept in the prison with almost no food and water, sawdust everywhere and no bed, pillow or blankets. Basically, he was being kept like and animal. I felt so bad for him because this book gets you really attached to the characters as you read and I can imagine him feeling very miserable and scared.

I think that at the end of the book, Matt discovers that people don't like him not because of what he does, but because of what he is and he will learn to except it but at the same time, not abuse the power of being El Patrons clone.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting thoughts!

    Can you put spaces between all of your paragraphs like you did at the end, just to help with the flow at the beginning?