Throughout the movie, Vincent was viewed as a “lesser” to others. This is because he had a high chance of heart failure, a much lower life expectancy and he didn’t have the “superior” body that other, more gifted people had. This didn’t allow him to pursue his dream of being an astronaut. Matt has similar problems throughout The House of the Scorpion. Since he is a clone and is being used for spare parts, he is not viewed as an active member of society to most. This would make it much harder for him to fulfill his dreams of being the leader of opium like El Patron before him. Through hard work and determination, both Vincent and Matt had accomplished their dreams.
Matt and Vincent had taken very similar actions, and many different actions to fulfill their dreams and potential. They both faked their identities to get a better life. However, they did it in different ways. Jerome gave Vincent urine, hair, and blood samples. Matt just lied about his name and his path because nobody there knew him, and they would believe anything he said. Vincent “disappeared” when he started changing his identity, nobody knew if he was alive or dead. His parents died thinking they had outlived him. With Matt, however, people helped him escape such as Tam Lin and Celia. People knew he was alive. People knew that matt had potential being a clone of the most powerful man in opium. This was different for Vincent, having a life expectancy of 30 years and having a very high chance of heart failure, nobody believed in him. This is why no one helped him accomplish his dreams.
Matt and Vincent were similar and different in many ways, the very important decisions they made in the circumstance made their future and dreams more realistic. The importance of the decision made in each circumstance was very crucial. Both Matt and Vincent were very bright men, but Matt was a bit more careless when it came crucial moments in the book; when they found the tattoo on his foot. Vincent was much more careful while in moments of high stress and pressure. This aided Vincent in flying to Titan, Saturn’s 14th moon.