House of the Scorpion

House of the Scorpion
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  • Call to Adventure
  • Come to the house with us.
  • Mentor
  • Don't swim in this water.
  • Challenges
  • You're just a stupid clone.
  • Darkest Hour
  • When the kids come through the poppy fields. They knock on his door and doesn’t let them in at first. But after a while, he ends up letting them into the house and going with them back to the big house. This is hs call to adventure to go someplace new.
  • Return
  • When Matt is first brought to the Big House he has a choice between two people to be his bodyguard. He chooses Tam Lin and this turned out very good, as he and Matt grew very close. Tam Lin is always mentoring Matt on how to survive and prepare for his future.
  • Time to return home.
  • New Life
  • At the beginning of the book, many people were mean to Matt for many different reasons. One of the main reason that he was made fun of was because he is a clone, which he didn’t figure until a little while later. This was a challenge Matt had to overcome by himself.
  • After Matt is flung into a seemingly unending pit full of delicately balanced whale bones that might send him into the abyss if he falls, his chances at making it out of the pit alive don't seem so high.  
  • After Matt talks to Esperanza in San Luis, he is put onto a hovercraft and “flown” to the big house where life seems to be going on as if nothing has ever happened. This is the return to his former place of residence.
  • Matts new life starts when he is declared the Lord of Opium. He has all the wealth of Opium to do whatever he wants. He can live like a king or tear down the kingdom in his new life.
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