I agree with your interpretations of why the clones are treated poorly. I think it is because they weren’t brought into this world the same way that most other people were, so other people are “scared of him” because of his differences. I think the poppies correlate with the story because its a farmland called opium, and opium the drug is harvested from poppies. This could be how the people from the rich house became rich and have all of these workers and power. I thought it was really cool how you thought that Matt could have been cloned so that he could carry on his successors legacy when he passes. I didn’t think of that before. I also thought that it showed deep understanding when you connected the dedications the author made and the family tree at the front of the book. I agree that this might have some correlation that we will see later on in the story.