Throughout the book Matt developed a lot and learned new perspectives of how to view and compare himself with others. World views are perspectives on how we as humans view and connect the world's actions and events with our own perspectives and everything around us. The actions and thoughts of Matt have been heavily dictated due to the different perspectives of worldview he encounters allowing us as readers to follow the process with him as a clone. Over all, many worldview have affected him but I believe the two most essential world view elements that affect Matt are sources of ethical wisdom and equality with others.
Matt’s source of ethical wisdom has been altered a lot and can become very unpredictable. Through the book Matt has encountered many characters that have altered this the most. Both Tam Lin and El Patron have been the power house of Matt’s source of ethical wisdom throughout the book and have played many roles in the way Matt displays his actions. For example on page 99-111 Matt was at El Patron's party and felt like he had lots of power and even asked Maria to kiss him on the cheek. Through this process El Patron was very excited and was encouraging Matt to make the wrong choices like when he gleefully said ”That’s the stuff” to motivate Matt. By the end, Matt regretted his decisions due one of the statements he reflected on that Tam Lin had said. He grew large and green until he shadowed over the whole forest, but most of his branches are twisted (page109). To me I feel that it is almost like a fight or tug of rope match between El Patron and Tam Lin over Matt’s future development.
As I was reading through the book, I was so surprised to see how in that setting clones were so unequal compared to others bringing us to our next world view element. Matt's adventure within the book lead us to many characters who believed Matt was a disgusting creature. Even the church believes clones are unwanted pest like organisms. This was proven when Maria said “I know thats a sin and I'll probably go to hell for it” after admitting she loves him. (page 222) This forced me to question if that society was so against clones, then why would people like Celia and Tam Lin admire Matt? What lead them to think clones are just as human as them?
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