Sunday, 12 May 2013

The House of the Scorpion Narrative Structure

Hello and welcome to my 7th blog post which will be about Narrative Structure in the novel The House of the Scorpion.

The exposition was obviously in the beginning of the book, but I want to talk about how Nancy Farmer told is the exposition section of the book.  I thought that she gave a great hook to the story and really pulled me in to the story.  She didn't really start talking about Matt until the second section of the book  called The Little House In The Poppy Fields.  In that section we start to learn about Matt, how he behaves and how Celia affects him.

In the book the rising action was a bit staggered.  She did a great job of making me more and more curious about the book when the action started to rise.  I tend to like books that have an up and down rising action because its more intriguing.  I also think that it is more realistic.  During that time Matt started to figure out who he was and why he was there.  I think the climax was almost in the rising action because there were many parts in the book that felt the most action filled.


Most people in my class were not satisfied with the resolution.  In fact only 4/50 people (including me) put their hand up to see if they were satisfied with the ending.  I was satisfied with the resolution because it is one of the





This is what I think the narrative structure in a map looked like.


I believe this because there were so many parts of the book that resulted in different conflicts and situations.  This is the conclusion of my 5th blogpost discussing narrative structure.  Come back soon to see future blogposts about this novel.




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