The Importance Of Childhood In The House Of The Scorpion

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I wake up every morning with a 100% guarantee I am good for the day. My clothes are always clean and food is always cooked. There is always advice, wisdom, and care awaiting my all the time. My Mama has never once failed to miss a second of my life. A mom is the only thing in the world that has been through everything. From your birth, to when you graduate to and from college, till the day you get married. She gives you more than she gives herself. She wants better for you than herself. She loves you more than herself. It kills me to see a family that doesn 't have that. In The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer, María experiences that with her mother, Esperanza. The Scientific Fiction novel, takes place in the future in Mexico, known as …show more content…
"Dead" as in being dull and strict, for example, the way she talks with others, "Stand up, all of you '... 'you tell me the reason for this disgusting, unbelievable display of brutishness. ' "(360). The Yin and Yang explains the balance of life, and I believe that that applies to parents. Most people have a lean parent and a stricter one, although both of them love their child more than anything. Maria has never had that balance. Her parents are both extremely strict. On the same note, her parents also left not liking each other. In the book it noted that, " 'It wouldn 't bother me a bit if something happens to your dada. ' "(365). They seemed to wish the worst for each other. Even divorced parents don 't tend to treat other that way, but from that one single sentence shows that nobody was too happy about her leaving. Of course, her husband was befriending El Patrón for political fame, while she was anti-political. The book also does not portray the way El Patrón may have reacted in her leaving. No one should ever lived through the pain Maria has lived through, not experiencing the softness and comfort of a …show more content…
Family is more than biological relation, but it is a commitment and is build on years of trust and love. For example, Matt is related to El Patrón by blood, in fact he is El Patrón, but in the book it is found out that El Patrón was utilizing him as an organ dispenser. Meanwhile, Celia has given her more love and attention than she gave herself. She was there when he took his first steps and the first time he said anything. She went through good and bad times with him. These things were probably worthless to Maria and didn 't matter. In Chapter 20, Farmer wanted to introduce to us the character, Esperanza, in a rebellious form," So could anyone say they were being mistreated? I could! thundered Esperanza. El Patrón sold those people 's souls to the devil! When they died, he plowed their bodies into the dirt for fertilizer. The roots of Opium are watered with blood, and anyone who buys its foul weed is no better than a flesh-eating cannibal "(197). She seemed to have a lot of anger writing this, but that is not an excuse to leave a lifetime behind. Esperanza knew many things about what was going on, but in order to want a change a person needs to stay where the problem is and solve it. Running away from problems, doesn 't make it go away, but makes that person labeled as a coward. Mrs. Mendoza also helped save Opium, " 'One of them-the copy-has to be declared unperson. But when the original

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