Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


Mr. Ortega

Character Analysis

Mr. Ortega, Matt's music teacher, is one of the few nice adults in our young hero's life. Mr. Ortega is deaf and therefore desperate for a job, which is why he agrees to teach Matt, even though Matt's a clone. Mr. Ortega loves music and seems to appreciate Matt's musical ability. Matt pays a subtle tribute to his kind teacher when he adopts his last name after arriving in Aztlán.

back to top