Characteristic of Matt in House of the Scorpion
Danika d 8-2
To me identity is permanent, and it can be expressed in many different ways. Your identity is made up of experience, adventurous and part of your identity is your personality. In this essay, I’m going to explain Matts identity, how he’s different from others, what people think of him, how his identity is the way it is and more. Matts identity does not change drastically through the book. To feel like you belong or to have unique features that make you, you. Our life experiences teach us that when we stop trying to belong, we realize that we’ve always belonged.
Matt had never really understood why he was different, everyone would say that he was different “A Clone” and that clones were not like humans that they had no spirit and they had disappeared after they died, they were made for transplants but Matt has the chance to be a human and experience being a human,but the thing is Matt was a human before so he shares identical DNA as someone, maybe he was created to have a few years of life to make his heart strong for transplants, but Matt had the support of Celia to stand up for him she did it in the only way possible making Matt sick but only sick enough to stop the transplant. Matt has the same DNA as El Patron but that doesn’t mean they have the same identity they don’t have the same personality they share some characteristics but not much is the same. In my opinion, Matt is no less than and human the only thing that sets humans and mat is the tattoo that on his foot, that really is not enough to be judging him that much. The reason that Matt is treated unfairly is that they see him as a monster his real friends really don’t see him as a clone they see him as a human. If clones are accepted in this society then why is Matt still being judged and bullied?
When Matt had lived in the poppy fields Matt had a totally different life. This old life started with Matt trying to communicate and make friends, that’s when he ’s brought to the big house when everyone found out that Matt was a clone it changes everything, this created conflict between Rosa and Matt. His self-confidence has gone because he does not know what it means to be a clone or even why they think Matt would do some terrible things. Throughout the months treated like a pig, Matt had been traumatized, which made him stronger. When Matt had escaped opium to Aztlán. There had been no change when they found out he was a clone, Jorge, through Matt and Chacho into the boneyard witch really had an effect on Matt because he thought the Chacho was dead,matt had some warrior scars from that night.
Matt has been different than the other clones from the beginning. He’s different from El Patron’s past clones he has used, or just an ordinary clone. The author made the description of other clones brief. We do know that clones are injected with a brain destruction liquid, I’m not totally sure the reason they do this. Matt got a chance to live in the house, not the pig pen. With the help of El Patron, Matt got to experience living as a child he got the drama, emotion, he even had an education maybe it wasn’t like the other children’s education, this experience has helped shape Matts identity. He had been different from other clones that El Patron had made because he had the musical ability had Tam Lin to take him to do opportunities that no other child would get, an example of this activities is the oasis. Matt also had the support of Tam Lin and Celia, they had been like his parents, Tam Lin warned Matt about the lotus pound how it would Matt sick, but Matt just had to try it on his own. I think Celia and Tam Lin both have an important role in Matts identity because Celia is all ways for him and tells stories about her time with El Patron. but I think that Tam Lin plays a bigger role in finding his identity by taking him to dangerous places and making him start a new life without the clone aspect. When Matt saw some of the el patron’s actions/mistakes this made Matt afraid of El patron and what he was capable of. Matt trying to follow in El patron’s footsteps doesn’t go well for Matt because he is not a selfish person like El Patron. Which has also helped shape Matts identity? I think that Tam lin identity has much more imagination than all the characters, there is also a lot of adventure. Tam Lin had been El Patron’s bodyguard for many years, he had known every secret passageway every secret, El Patron had to trust Tam Lin because he was so old he would forget. Celia had stood up to El Patron in the operation room, just before Matt was going to give El Patron transplants. Matt had got in tons of mistakes following El Patron’s steps. All of Matt’s mistakes have shaped his identity and personality.
In this case, Matt had found out that he is now considered a human, by Esperanza. When El Patron had died Matt had taken his place at the Arclan Estate, not just that he took a new identity but he had not changed his personality, Matt had been El Patron at the end of the day, the fact that he was a clone change with El Patron’s death. But the way Matt sees there world is much different from El Patron’s view. Matt and El Patron have many differences, there are few similarities. In the house of the scorpion Matt, wanted to reverse the surgery on the eejits and reunite them with their families. Matts identity does not change drastically through the book.be your own have your own identity, personality, thoughts and you will be the best person there. With the help of support, Matt had learned who he was and why he was like that. To feel like you belong or to have unique features that make you, you. Our life experiences teach us that when we stop trying to belong, we realize that we’ve always belonged.
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