Joan Fishman Literature F Theme Layers for in the house of the scorpion by Nancy Farmer Myself My Family One time I got asked if I wanted to go to this party or to a band rehearsal. The party was going to be amazing because my entire generation was going to attend. I was afraid if I missed my band rehearsal my teacher was going to get really upset at me. I had to make the right choice to attend to the party for a little while, and then, go to the rehearsal. Because if I did not go I knew that my future would not be as positive as if I stayed at the party and it made me a better musician, plus, I did not let my band mates down, Three years ago, my parents got divorced. It was very sad for me, but I had to stay strong. My parents knew that what they chose was the right decision for my whole family. If their choices had been badly made, they could have ended in court, hating each other. Instead, they talked and discuss, agreeing on what was best for them. Now, because of the decisions they took, they are really good friends, making my siblings and I very happy. Theme in the house of the scorpion: Be careful with the choices you make. My Community My Nation I love my school. The bullying here is taken really seriously and it is not allowed. I remember one time I saw a kid get cyber bullied and I stood up for him knowing that the choice I took was making me a better person. The victim was very weak and did not have the courage to stand up for himself. I wrote to the bully saying that it was not nice what he was saying. He understood and said I was right. When Oscar Arias was the president of Costa Rica, he made negotiated with another government and caused a lot of shark fining. Because of that choice, the food chain of the Costa Rican oceans changed. The worst thing is, the only part that people eat is the fin and throw the rest of the animal away. I think that any small and insignificant choice, can make a big effect.