Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Litspiration Challenge #2 - Maria's Intagram account

To have a deeper understanding of characterization we decided to make an Instagram account for one of the most interesting characters in the house of the scorpion. Maria is a round character in the story because she affects multiple people throughout the book, to demonstrate her impact and effect on the other characters we have some initials of the people that Maria has value for or that has had an important relationship with, in the bio of her Instagram.


  • The two first things in her bio are her dad and a dedication to furball, "she'd lost her mother when she was only five, ever since Maria had hung on things"p.111 This is why she cares a lot about her dad and furball and keeps them in her heart.
  • Then she has Matt's initials, since the first time they met Maria was kind to him "Hey boy, what's your name? do you want to play?"p.15  she helped him whenever she could through every chapter, even if he's a clone she still supports him. Even though they have had issues and problems affect their friendship they have a strong relationship and like each other "The senator didn't know that Maria had kissed Matt on several occasions"p.110 Matt wouldn't be the same without Maria and she wouldn't be herself without him. 
  • On her bio, she also has the name, Tommy with a heart beside it. Tom plays an essential role in Maria's life. He also really likes Maria and hangs out with her all the time. “Maria was holding hands with Tom entering the funeral” - p.152 He tries to keep her away from Matt who Tom is convincing her that he's a dirty inhuman eejit clone. "It's not a boy, It's a clone"- p.120 
  • Lastly, we have Emilia, which is her sister. Maria doesn't get along with her but she is still family to her so it's valuable. "Maria told Matt about how she struggled not to lose her temper at Emilia”- p.152
In her Instagram account, we have posted 4 posts that represent her character and her situations in the book.
Instagram caption- "Getting away from all the problems at the Big House, glad to be gone after the incident" 😢😖
On page 131 in chapter called the Lotus Pond. Maria finds the note Matt left and sends everyone out looking for the dog, but Maria is just waiting outside in front of the poppy field.  Here is what she says:  “Maria found the note and sent everyone out hunting for the dog” We chose this picture because maybe Maria wanted some fresh air after the incident of Matt killing the dog.
Instagram caption- ❤️RIP Furball you were an amazing dog and ur death wasn't fair but you would always stay in my heart
For evidence we found that Senator Mendoza said to Matt in the chapter called Lotus Pond and page 133, he said “How can you possibly apologize for killing her dog?!” We chose this picture because it was a big part of Maria’s life, and it did create some foes along the way.

Instagram caption- 💚"Remembering the good times, the hard times and the fun times. Knowing you are not the beast I thought you were. You made me realize that I want to have more of these moments with you”😭

In page 154-155 in the chapter “A starved Bird” El Viejo dies and there is a funeral and Matt and Maria ditch the scene and they finally reunite. “Matt was all alone with Maria while being pulled through the halls” We chose this picture because now we know that Maria and Matt are still friends, and that she is happy with him. This is happened because it must mean they are going to do something big in the future of the book.
Instagram caption- "This is my favorite book, brother wolf I'll miss you"
On page 154 in chapter called the A starved bird. When Saint Francis is saying how Matt shouldn't be here because he hasn't been baptized and that he is a clone. And Maria stands behind Matt and quotes a line from Saint Francis book, saying “Saint Francis would take a dog into a church”. She said this because everyone thinks of Matt like a dog, and in Saint Francis’s book he said he would take a dog into a church himself.  We chose this picture because Maria has been baptized and she loves god, and Pope Francis. It can also tell us that Maria knows how to read and if fairly smart.


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