The House Of The Scorpion Quote Analysis

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How come people of higher class have supremacy? People in the lower classes have always followed the leadership of the higher class. Nancy Farmer’s novel, The House of the Scorpion, is exemplary of this imbalance of power in society. Matt is a clone of the drug lord, El Patrón, who rules a country called Opium. Matt’s purpose as a clone is to keep El Patrón alive by providing him with healthy body parts. Throughout the story, Matt is confronted by the unjust rulers in the societies he encounters. In her novel, The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer shows that high class people create systems to prevent others from taking power through MacGregor, the Keepers, and El Patrón. To begin, Farmer shows that high class people create systems to prevent others from taking power through MacGregor. MacGregor, another drug lord, was El Patrón’s friend. Like El Patrón, he had a clone. Matt wondered why MacGregor had a clone. He remembered in a conversation that MacGregor said he got a new liver and pair of kidneys. Matt found out that “MacGregor had created a clone so he could have transplants when he needed them” (191). MacGregor was in a fatal condition due to his unhealthy drinking habits. He was a drug lord of a farm near San Diego. The fact that MacGregor used a clone to extend his life…show more content…
MacGregor used a clone to extend his life and time in power. The Keepers used fear against the orphans to maintain their control. El Patrón exterminated his people so that they could not take power in his land. Society is run by elites because they are able to preserve their power. They have devised ways to keep their authority over those in the lower classes. These schemes prevent others from taking power from the upper class. Society will continue to be ruled by the high class until people are willing to rise up and challenge
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