Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Post #4 for the Scorpion Project
Hi again, and today we're going to be talking about the theme of The House of the Scorpion. I think that there are many themes in this book including: "Don't judge a book by its cover", "Greed can kill people", and "All people should be treated the same, no matter if he/she is a different race or type of person(including CLONES)". Don't judge a book by its cover could be a really good theme for this book, as many of the characters and places in this book appear to be something else than they actually are. For example, Celia in the beginning is portrayed as a nice woman who takes in people who are bullied by others, and even she is bullied by other servants herself. But near the end, she was revealed to have darker intentions, such as feeding Matt Foxglove and Arsenic to kill El Patron and save matt, although morally speaking, it was for the better. Greed can kill people, well, it's pretty easy to find support for this theme. In the end, all of the Alacran family dies because of El Patron's greed for money and people. All people should be treated the same, this theme is also really easy to support, as the book is mostly about Matt trying to live a normal life as a clone and countless people rejecting him. To me, I think that Don't judge a book by its cover and All people should be treated the same account for 80% of the book's understandable theme, while the other one, Greed can kill people, will probably only be 20% because it is only clear in the chapter that matt finds out the entire alacran family died. Overall, I think that these 3 themes are the main themes present in the book, although I could be wrong as many other people have different ideas. Anyways, thanks for looking at this post! See ya next time!