Summary: Matt is a clone of Él Patron. Él Patron has kept him locked up all his life preparing him for what is to come. Matt doesn’t know that he isn’t the first clone and his organs will be used to keep the real Él Patron living. Matt escapes though, he ends up on a long journey in Mexico but winds up back where he was. Although soon Él Patron dies leaving Matt to take his place as ruler of Opium. How does this relate to Harrison Bergeron: Matt has his every moved being watched and they choose what he does and doesn’t know. The House of the Scorpion is also dystopian because it is just like the book Harrison Bergeron when it comes to our standards of realistic. This is shown by how in the book Harrison Bergeron, the government is controlling within its society and controlls your intelligence level.
Dystopian elements and theme within the book Harrison Bergeron: Some dystopian elements in this novel are that the government watches your every move. They also control your movements and intelligence level. This help shows the theme within the text that equality intellectually and in every way (looks, voice, skill) people are held back from being themselves and being the best they can be. Also when the government adds machinery to humanity to let equality be possible but only some have to wear it doesn’t really make it equal. Equality can be a wonderful thing but if it’s taken to a point to far it can be controlling. Why is it important to pay attention to this dystopian element in society: To be aware of the dystopian element equality will help people better understand why society is like it is today and why society isn’t equivalent intellectually. If it was equivalent people now know that some people would be held back while only some would have a utopian lifestyle. Also another dystopian element within these 2 books is that the government or a body of people watches your every move which is ideal and utopian like for the government but not for the over controlled society.