Scorpions Rhetorical Analysis

Satisfactory Essays
I believe the author is simply joking when the author call scorpions “pleasant, unassuming creatures with, on the whole, the most charming habits.” The tone of the sentence seem to be taken as a humorous statement, and not to be taken serious.
The definition of the word impeccable mean (of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless or without flaw. He use the word to describe scorpions when he reveal the fact that scorpions eat each other. It suggest the author tone to be very playful and not to be so serious.
The author has a not so serious tone while writing this passage, he uses a lot of sarcasm when describing or referring to scorpions. I believe this passage was only to entertain

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    be a blessing or a curse. This essay will show how 3 books with different conflicts changed a character's life or the characters' way of thinking. In the story “Scorpions” by Walter Dean Myers, Jamal Hicks is the main character. Jamal faces a conflict of whether or not he should become the leader of a gang called scorpions so he can be able to pay for…

    • 643 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Recently I read a fictional book written by Nancy Farmer, entitled The House of The Scorpion. It was about a Boy named Matt that was made a clone so that his organs could prolong the life a ruler filled with power. It involved criminals becoming slaves and mind controlled with injections. It involved lies, deceit, power, isolation and death. It involved Matt having to make choices which ultimately formed his own identity. There is a debate going on today wherein they are considering removing…

    • 493 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    which science is trying currently to decipher is the main cause of a parallel system filled with miracles and sufferings. Literature joined forces with science to highlight the reality and what is believed as in Nissim Ezekiel’s poem, Night of the Scorpion. One of the notable incidents to expose the clash of science and philosophy was the number 13. Unlucky for those who believe in history and means nothing actually in the light of science. And when people are given the freedom, everything turns into…

    • 575 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    While reading The House of the Scorpion the reader sees that this book’s moral dilemma is being hated because he is different. The House of the Scorpion is about a boy clone named Matteo Alacran. In the book Matt faces numerous issues in his life do to the fact that he’s a clone. People have a hatred feeling because either cultural, religion, ignorance, skin color, uniqueness or reputation of others. Cultural can be for many reason such anti-Semitism in Europe. Religion can be seen in the Middle…

    • 851 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The House of Scorpions had many issue deal with Freedom and slavery, Love and hate, and Power and lack of power. El Patron is controlling clones which make clones not to live their life the way they want to; their life seems lifeless. The story is about a clone named Matt who never went out of his shed before. Emilia, Steven, and Maria find him and later gets bored of him. Matt doesn't want them to leave because he is lonely. He smashes open the window and jumps out. He didn't know the dangers of…

    • 136 Words
    • 1 Page
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    House of the scorpion 1. The story takes place in the fictional country of Opium. This country is located between the United States and Mexico. Opium, was established by a powerful drug lord named El Patron (which means "the boss" in Spanish). This story also takes place in the poppy fields, where Matt first lived. It also takes place in Alacarian Estate. 2. Matt- Matteo Alacarian, a clone, a very nice boy, but cries a lot. El Patron- The real Matteo Alacarian, a powerful drug lord…

    • 349 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Have you been treated badly because you are different from other people? The House of the Scorpion, written by Nancy Farmer, is about a boy, Matt, who gets treated differently because he is a clone. In my opinion, the theme is that don’t treat other people badly because they are different compared to you. Evidence from the book has Rosa treating Matt like an animal, the priest not allowing Matt in church because he’s a clone, and the gardeners building barriers and filling sawdust in his cell. Furthermore…

    • 580 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    NIGHT OF THE SCORPION

    • 1558 Words
    • 7 Pages

    Night of the Scorpion-Nissim Ezekiel MATCHES: Two Scavengers in a Truck, Nothing’s Changed-Two Cultures Vultures, Limbo-Contrasting Views Nissim Ezekiel (White male poet): 1. Nissim Ezekiel was born in Bombay, now Mumbai, India in 1924. 2. His parents were Israeli and he was brought up with the Jewish faith, though he had friends of many different religions. 3. As a child he was very serious about religion and often spoke to his friends on a deep scale in relation to religious matters…

    • 1558 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Amanda Greene was sat in a chair, watching the pouring rain gradually easing off from behind the window. A soft music by Scorpions was playing on her phone, being mixed with the comforting sound of the burning woods in the fireplace. The blonde haired girl seemed to be deep in thoughts as she was staring deeply out of the…

    • 60 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Blue Scorpion

    • 1876 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Through racism and stereotypes, we examine how Asian-American superheroes are often relegated to a secondary or “side-kick” status in modern comic books. In “Blue Scorpion and Chung,” we take a look at Chung, an Asian-American chauffeur whose advanced combat skills and athleticism are dwarfed by his eccentric partner and boss, Blue Scorpion. We also take a look at James, an Asian superhero with a vast amount of powers, who becomes relegated to side-kick status to a much lesser superhero, Hank, due to…

    • 1876 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Good Essays