The novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy conveys a man and his son caught in a desolate post-apocalyptic United States, where the date is unknown. The author never reveals the name of the man and the boy which asserts the reader into living vicariously through them. McCarthy overstates the “barren, silent, godless”(4) and bleak setting to reiterate the contrast of the atmosphere in the novel to the reader’s surroundings. The novel contains immoral people who are willing to do anything for humanity's survival where people that read the book will not share the same values. The man and the boy face many obstacles on the desolate, never-ending road that they overcome.
“The other Wes Moore” book report The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is a book that uncovers two different stories of two people with the same name. However, the book does not simply tell you two different stories, but it also gives implications to the application of different criminology theories to understand reasons why people do commit crimes and why they do not. The story of two men named Wes Moore can be viewed from different perspective. For instance, it is possible to view their story from a biological type of way, according to which individual choices are the result of inherited behavior of individuals. On the other hand, it is possible to view their story from an environmental type of view.
Using my personal experiences, and the experiences of David Sedaris in “Us and Them” I can begin to imagine how other people's life experiences might make them different than I. In my personal experience I became more sympathetic towards these kids, in Sedaris’s passage the tension only rose as time went on.
When responding to situations in life, people must consider if what they are doing will benefit themselves or the people around them. In circumstances that demand quick thinking, people often can not form a concrete decision based on how little information and time they are given. In life, people must frequently try to do so through their daily battles with the people around them, in addition to themselves. People's hardships often affect what will compel them to respond, in many areas of a person's environment they are tied to certain deprivations in life, either privately or through another person. With those ties, come the understanding and compassion, these setbacks can help others gain a better insight into another person's difficulties.
Many individuals say that a person is a product of its surroundings. And for two young men from Baltimore, this could not be any more accurate. In “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore, the author talks about two young boys who shared the same name and the contributions they did in their lives that made them turn out the way they are. Both Wes’ grew up in similar environment with tough childhood and without the presence of a father. Where one becomes very successful and a Rhodes Scholar, and the other is heavily involved in the drug game and receives a life sentence in prison for serving a part in a murder of a former police officer.
What idea does the author develop regarding the conflict between pursuing a personal desire and choosing to conform? “Street lights glow red, green and yellow too, do you let signs tell you what to do?”... The words from Lady Gaga ponder over the balance between conforming to authority or self fulfillment. Do we let our individuality falter under the presence of authority and social demands, or do we maintain our own identity and achieve self-actualization? In a society where sacrifices have to be made in order to avoid prejudice, we show tenacity towards who we are at core.
In the memoir, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Jeannette manages to overcome her obstacles by realizing her independence. She is impacted by her parents’ incapabilities because she realizes that she has to do things differently than other children. Her father was a stubborn alcoholic who believed that: “[they] were all getting too soft, too dependent on creature comforts, and that [they] were losing touch with the natural order of the world”(Walls 106). He believes that every human should be independent and fend for themselves. By using the term “creature comforts”, her father is trying to separate himself from what he calls the civilians.
How is it that two men that come from identical backgrounds end up being completely opposites? Wes Moore takes us back to his childhood growing up, and also introduces us to a character sharing the same name as him, and similarly, the same lifestyle. Both of the young men shared the absence of a father figure, living in poor neighborhoods, bad influences, and lack of education. While reading, we question “how?” and “why?”
Wes Moore The other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore is about two boys with the same last name who take two very different paths. Wes Moores grow up without a father figure, however, the author Wes Moore’s father Westley passed away due to acute epiglottitis whereas other Wes Moore’s father Bernard was an alcoholic and never around. (Both of the Wes Moores also lived in the Bronx, which had a heavy influence for drugs and crime.) In spite of several setbacks, the author Wes Moore was able to become successful, the other Wes Moore was a failure and spent the rest of his life behind bars.
Life is full of difficult situations, and everyone can face these difficulties. When people want to achieve their goals, they come across some obstacles. People who are successful are not always the ones who have the best skills. We often see some people born in bad situations,but they never give up. The book named The Pact is about a true story that focuses on three young men .The
The short story shows how choosing to be a rebellious teenager who wants to grow up too quickly can leave one in a possibly deadly situation. Although written decades ago, the message
BANG! In this heartbreaking novel, a young boy by the name of Mann is having trouble dealing with his younger brother’s death. No matter what Mann does, he can’t seem to get the images of his little brother lying dead on his front porch. To ensure that the only son he has left can fend for himself, Mann’s father goes to extremes to make Mann tough.
If you have ever seen a movie or read a book about the end of the world it was most likely seen as a dystopian society and you would agree that the situation is bad for everyone. Dystopia is known to be a society that is undesirable or frightening. Even this simple definition shows that dystopia is bad for everyone that is involved. This can be seen in both The Road by Cormac McCarthy and “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury on multiple occasions.
Hope is what makes us different from those who survive just to not die. In his novel, The Road, Cormac McCarthy portrays hope as inessential during situations where violence and greed is needed to survive. Emily Dickinson’s perspective of hope is best portrayed given the idea that hope is a feeling that lives within each individual soul; if someone were to ever become ‘hopeless’ it would have been because they have lost the essence of being human, they would be walking earth purposelessly. Cormac McCarthy in his book, The Road, utilizes the post apocalyptic setting in which ‘the boy’ and ‘the man’ are in to provide the reader with a pessimistic portrayal of hope by insinuating that one sometimes does not need hope and may lose it if it is existent . Throughout his novel, McCarthy utilizes the most naive,
When a child is constantly at risk and suffers from poverty their life becomes tough, but adding abuse to the situation makes it even tougher. His abuse, in particular, illustrates that danger could come in different forms, from a bus driver to a