Hos Character Analysis Essay

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In the book The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, Tam Lin is a very significant character that has a big influence on the main character Matteo Alacran’s. Tam Lin is an ex-terrorist that worked for El Patron as a bodyguard. Even though he changed his way, Tam Lin’s dark past seem to constantly haunt him. Tam Lin seems like a very wise and kind person trying to help Matt survive to fixed his past, and take down the country of Opium. Tam Lin play the role of a supporting character, working on the protagonist’s side I think Tam Lin is a round character because there’s a good amount of details in the book about him and he has many qualities of a human. Tam Lin is pretty complex because he kind of started out on the antagonist side but then he change his way and ended up helping Matt escape. “’ I always say, Tam Lin said, breathing hard as if he’d run a long way, ‘I always say the truth is the best even when it un pleasant. Any rat can in a sewer can lie. It’s how rats are. But a human doesn’t run and hide in dark places, because he’s something more. Lying is the most personal act of a cowardice there is”’(134).‘Tam Lin is like a father and a dad to Matt, he believed in Matt and thought of him as only a human not a clone. Because Tam Lin is so quiet some people might misunderstand him he’s actually is really wise and he has more emotion then most people think he does. “’Tam Lin did what he wanted to do,’ Celia said. ’He was guilty of a terrible crime when he was young, and he could never forgive himself for it. He believed this last act would make up for everything”(377). This shows that Tam Lin has human qualities because like most of us in the real world he has both good and bad features. In conclusion I think Tam Lin is a round character because of his dark side and good side and what he does to try to fix it. I think some of Tam

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