Monday, 13 May 2013

The House of the Scorpion: Narrative Structure


CAUTION SOME SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE ENTIRE BOOK!!!!!

Hi, my name is Curtis and today I am doing a post on narrative structure for, "The House of the Scorpion", by Nancy Farmer.  The exposition in this story was really long compared to most of the other books I have read.  For me, it just took too long for the rising action to happen, but there were some little climaxes in the exposition. The rising action was short and sweet, which was good. It was almost as if you were cheering Matt along when he is escaping. For me this was the most exciting and interesting part because it seemed that Nancy Farmer dug a little deeper and put those small extra details in the story to help with the rising action. The climax was so interesting because as you read along it seems Matt is going to get caught, but then he slips away which makes you feel good.  I really enjoyed this part because you see a change in Matt and his surroundings.  Again I believe that the author, Nancy Farmer, put in extra effort and tried to the best of her ability to make this the most awesome climax ever. The falling action shaped Matt in a different way when he was forced to make friends, but of course he never really had friends, just "family”.  While still reading through the falling action, there was a little bump when Matt escaped the plankton factory and was kept in the whale pit. The resolution was the same as the normal ending of a very good story. It portrayed Matt coming back to Opium and after all that happened also becoming ruler.  I thought this was a very interesting ending and I would like to see more books have a twist ending.


Thank you for reading my posts. This is the last post for "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer. 

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