Matt and Vincent live in societies that differentiate them based of something that cannot be controlled. Both characters desperately try to hide their true selves in order to fit better in their surroundings. Vincent lives in a world where genetic modification can easily alter the many characteristics of a human, and is actually encouraged to ensure to create a child that is no less perfect than any other. Though, even the slightest defect can class the child as defective and can separate it from doing the things that everyone could.
For six years, he has lived in a tiny cottage in the poppy fields with Celia, a kind and deeply religious servant woman who is charged with his care and safety. After a near misadventure in his escape, Matt makes his way back home and begins to rid the country of its evils.
Prereading activity Ask students to write down their definition of science fiction. Then have them discuss the meaning of cloning. Have them debate whether a novel about cloning is by their definition considered science fiction. Why is he so eager to talk to the children, after he is warned against it?
Why is she the servant chosen to care for Matt? Celia snaps at Matt when he calls her mama. Then she says to him, "I love you more than anything in the world. But you were only loaned to me, mi vida.
Celia really believes that she is protecting Matt by keeping him locked in her cottage and ignorant about his identity. Debate whether this type of protection is indeed dangerous for him. After the children discover Matt, he is taken from Celia and imprisoned in a stall for six months with only straw for a bed.
How might prison be considered a metaphor for his entire life? Who is the warden of his prison? Which characters are his partners in evil?
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Debate whether they support him for the sake of their own survival. Explain what Tam Lin is trying to tell Matt when he says, "If you are kind and decent, you grow into a kind and decent man.
Celia is also a deeply religious person.
How is this demonstrated throughout the novel? At what point does Matt realize that Tom is dangerous? Why does Celia feel that Matt deserves the truth once he has seen the clones? What does he discover along the way? Activities Discuss the structure of the novel. How does it resemble acts and scenes in a play?
Why does the author include the Cast of Characters at the beginning of the novel?In The House of the Scorpion, who takes care of Matt as a young child? Senator Mendoza. Which book in your summer reading was written by Nancy Farmer? Science fiction.
What genre is the book The House of the Scorpion? Give an example of how The House of the Scorpion, is . The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer is set in a country called Opium that is located between the United States and what used to be Mexico. Opium is ruled by a drug-lord known as El Patron, who is feared and hated by many.
A young clone, Matteo "Matt" Alacrán (scorpion in Spanish), lives a secluded life in a desolate house within the poppy fields owned by a man he has never met. The book The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer is about the early life () of a young boy called Matt. This book explains the hardships he faced being a clone in a home of "pure" people.
In this story, Matt goes through events in his life that can change him physically and emotionally forever/5(K).
The House of the Scorpion is an astounding book written by Nancy Farmer, a remarkable author. Farmer has done an incredible job in establishing setting using hints.
Farmer has done an incredible job in establishing setting using hints. Nancy Farmer¿s award winning novel The House of the Scorpion is an inspiring tale of friendship, survival, and hope. It is an excellent read, you will be up all night running through the pages.
We are sucked into the book right from page one where the main character, Matt, is in a petri dish/5().