Hello I am Aman and this is my 4th blog entry about the novel The House of the Scorpion. In this entry I will be talking about the characterisation.
- Matt: From the start of the book it has been completely obvious that Matt is the main character and the story is told through what Matt sees. Because of that I believe that Matt is a protagonist and a round/dynamic character. We have been learning about Matt throughout the novel and now I think we finally know who he is inside and out.
- Maria: I think of Maria as Matt's "sidekick." Not in the superman and robin superhero way but as a friendship way. Maria is a type of person who can support Matt and I think Matt could do the same thing. Their friendship and their love for each other is shown in the book. I would definitely put Maria as a round character because throughout the story I have been getting more and more familiar with Maria.
- Celia: I believe that she is a very caring character who can stay calm for whatever happens. I would put her as a foil character because she is basically the mother of the main character. She gives a reflection of him. I thought of Celia as the mother of Matt because of how caring she was.
- Tam Lin: I think Tam Lin is a round character because the author told us a lot about Tam Lin as soon as we heard of him. In my opinion he was a father to Matt. Matt respected him and Tam Lin also respected Matt. He always was standing up for Matt and its exactly what a father would do.
So that is my 4th blog entry which was on characterization. More Blog posts will be coming soon.