Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The House of the Scorpion Characterization

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.

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