Syntax And Diction In Anthony Horowitz's Scorpia

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In Anthony Horowitz’s novel Scorpia, with his syntax and diction he creates many themes in this book. Such as, Even if we lie, people will eventually find out. Alex rider is a spy that looks exactly like his dad, which was also a spy, who died when he was only a year old. Throughout the story, Alex is trying to find out who Scorpia is and what they had to do with the death of his dad. When he finds out who scorpia is he joins them because he is being lied to, and he is told that his dad was a part of Scorpia, but he actually was not. Scorpia just wants to kill him because they knew he could be a threat to them if he ever started working for m16, a cooperation that was on the good side, unlike Scorpia. As the story goes on, Alex finds out Scorpia…show more content…
On page 149, Julia Rothman lies to Alex about his dad’s death. She tells him that he died on Albert Bridge. This was a lie because on page 371, Mrs. Jones says, “he was not working for Scorpia, he was working for us”, that Julia Rothman killed his father and mother on her own by placing a bomb in the plane that they were flying on to the secret hiding place so they cannot be found by Scorpia. In addition, on page 210, Julia Rothman lies to Alex, telling him that he is not going to die, but Alex knows that he is going to die because m16 finds out about Scorpia’s evil plan. This theme contributes to the story because all throughout the story Alex is always trying to find out about his family, and as the theme states, Scorpia is lying to him about his whole life. Just as Alex does in the story, we can all find out why people actively lie to us and we will eventually find out why they lie to us. Overall, Alex was a big part of portraying the theme of…show more content…
Moreover, Horwitz explicitly portrays this theme by using Alex and characterizing him to be loyal the people he works with in addition, he uses Alex’s dad to portray the theme of loyalty by making him loyal to Scorpia and m16 when he was alive. On page 156, Alex decides he wants to join Scorpia because he thinks his dad was part of scorpia too. Alex had been loyal to Scorpia all through the story; Moreover, he is loyal to them because on page 156 he says, “I want to join Scorpia”. After he joins Scorpia, he is loyal to them up until the climax of the story. For example, on page 162 he is loyal to Nile, one of the most deadly and obseqiuas assassins for Scorpia. As a matter of fact, he is loyal to him because he starts primitive training with him until he is as good of an assassin as his dad was, but when he finds out that his dad did not work for Scorpia he turned his back on all of Scorpia. In contrast, another theme is disloyalty towards others, for example, Alex is disloyal to Julia Rothman when he wears the retainer in his mouth that has a tracking device in it. He wanted to do this in case he got in trouble, he would start the tracker, so m16 could come help him. Moreover, this contributes to the theme of disloyalty by showing that Alex no longer wanted to be a part of Scorpia. Alex no longer wants to be a part of Scorpia because he has found out that they actually killed his dad. In addition, Alex was also
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