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The House of the Scorpion

Most of the conflicts in The House of the Scorpion arise from the key plot detail that the protagonist, Matt, is a clone who is being "farmed" or "raised" so that his organs can preserve the life...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2019 7:01 pm UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

Flowers are symbolic in the story. Specifically the white poppy flower. It's a pretty flower. Poppy flowers (opium flowers) are not always white, but in this novel their color is described as...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2015 1:56 pm UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

Nancy Farmer's novel raises the age-old conflict of "nature versus nurture," which plays out in Matt because he is a clone of El Patron. Matt must confront the internal conflict of facing "himself"...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 5:33 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

Know What to Include by Knowing What a Summary Is A summary is a short, originally worded expression of the main idea or idea and the relevant details of a textual work, be it article, short story,...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2015 6:59 pm UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

There are multiple conflicts Matt, or Matteo Alacran, faces in The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. (There are two types of conflict: internal conflict (man verses himself) and external...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2013 1:17 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

Initially, Rosa comes across as quite a sympathetic character. After Matt cuts himself badly on the broken glass of a windowpane, Rosa shows herself to be a very caring person when she comes to his...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2021 9:31 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

Matteo Alacran is a symbol of isolation throughout the story. As a clone of infamous opium dealer El Patron, he was created to extend El Patron's lifespan. The truth is kept from him for most of...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2018 4:42 am UTC

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I can offer you some interesting background information that might help inform your decision and provide you with some reasons for your decision. What does it mean to be human? This is a question...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2016 8:00 pm UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

In The House of the Scorpion, as Matteo finds out his identity and how he came to be, he interacts with a group of children who are approximately his age. These children are from two families. Matt...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2020 5:18 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion is about a time in the future where drug lords seem to run everything and human cloning is common. If I were writing a reading journal in the beginning, I would ask...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2012 11:53 pm UTC

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On the whole, you'd have to say no. In The House of the Scorpion, cloning allows a notorious drug lord to extend his natural life, which of its very nature cannot be anything other than morally...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2019 7:17 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion centers on young adult Matt and his father, who shares his name but mostly goes by El Patron. He is a drug lord. Matt is a clone who initially trusts his father, but he...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 5:12 pm UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

Nancy Farmer is known for her highly imaginative, creative YA literature, and House of Scorpion is no different. It follows the story of Matt, a human clone in a dystopian world. Everything is run...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020 2:37 pm UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

Matt is upset with Celia because yet again, she is leaving for work and he’ll be left locked up alone in the house all day. Matt is curious about the world outside that he has only interacted with...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2018 8:39 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

A plot refers to the main events of a text. (This is also referred to as the storyline, action, or story). The plot of Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion follows Matteo Alacran's rise to...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2013 1:59 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

I am glad you think so. I have been working on a paper about the book and it has been interesting writing about a young-adult novel, not something I've really done before. I actually really...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2011 2:41 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer examines some of life's big questions. The book addresses multiple high-interest topics that students are really interested in, such as: genetic cloning,...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2012 7:15 pm UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

On the eNotes site, there is not a chapter by chapter analysis or summary of the text. What is provided is a complete summary of the work. The link on the bottom of the page, provided by eNotes,...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011 9:19 am UTC

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The House of the Scorpion

This young-adult novel explores some of the potential ethical consequences of human cloning. In The House of the Scorpion, Farmer creates a world where human cloning techniques have been perfected...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2021 4:57 am UTC

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It is possible to interpret that the Alacráns are the scorpions—or, in another way of interpreting, El Patron is the scorpion. Because scorpions are arachnids, they have many symbolic similarities...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2019 3:18 pm UTC

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