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Essay 1
If you didn’t have friends, would you be able to live a valuable and meaningful life?
Friendship is a very valuable thing because it can get people through the hardest of times, as shown in Nancy Farmer’s House of the Scorpion, where the reign of El Patron over his country, Opium, is overthrown by his own clone, Matteo Alacran, with the help of his few friends, whom he keeps through loyalty and compassion.
“Tomorrow he would begin the task of breaking down the empire of Opium. It was a huge and terrifying job, but he wasn't alone.”
“Everything was ready for me. Tam Lin gave me maps and food and showed me how to climb mountains. I didn't understand. I didn't want to understand.”
“He felt a whisper of fear as he walked into the …show more content…

That's because there isn't any difference. The idea of clones being inferior is a filthy lie."
“Any rat in a sewer can lie. It's how rats are. It's what makes them rats. But a human doesn't run and hide in dark places, because he's something more. Lying is the most personal act of cowardice there is."
“He wasted no tears on the Alacráns or their slaves Felicia, Fani, and

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