“The Other Wes Moore” is a true story, written by Wes Moore about how he and another kid with the same name ended up with two extremely different fates. Both Wes`s lived in the same area, grew up without fathers, had a difficult childhood and both got in trouble with the law for being involved with the wrong crowd in the streets. The Two both also were raised by single mothers who influenced their lives extremely. Wes found out about the other Wes and began to visit him in prison. Wes Moore wrote this book because he realized that the fate of the other Wes could’ve easily been his.
The townspeople believe it’s not his problem anymore and wanted to defend against Frank alone. This notion does input the ideas on what people morality and control of the hold of belief in the first place. His new wife Amy, is a Quaker, who does not believe in violence to solve problems. The reason she became a Quaker, her father and brother were killed by guns with violence.
No. He’d show more remorse over a dog”(144). This statement made by Wesley of his brother exemplifies his true feeling for Native Americans. Frank is an evil human being to consider an “Indian” to be less than a dog. This attitude is attributed by he own father Julien who encourages this behavior.
Frank had to go through a trial for murder in Missouri and found not guilty, then he was tried for robbery in Alabama and found not guilty, and he was tried for armed robbery in Missouri again and again found not guilty. Since Frank is still a free man he decided to retire from his career and live the remainder of his years in his family's farm. He had a quiet and peaceful life here for a few month but he couldn't stand not having his brother by his side because he has always been by his side basically living their lives together as brothers. But without him he felt so down in his life that he gave himself up in 1915. He ended up dying in his room that he was born in.
Wes knows he must work hard for everything and always try his best because nothing lasts forever. He knows he must work hard so he feels as if he even mattered in life. When Wes was on the run from the police after killing a cop he ran away to North Philadelphia. This quote is significant because it shows that no matter what Wes will not change his lifestyle. Wherever he goes, he always ends up at a place that feels like home to him.
He also defends the decisions that he made on what he did and did not do when he was faced with challenges that ultimately decided the fate of the others’ lives. For example, his
In the book The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, Moore talks about his life experiences and the experiences of another man who is also named Wes Moore. The author states, “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his,” is true up to the extent in which they had different support systems involving family and friends (Wes xi). Both men had many similarities, but they had differences in their support systems that lead each one to make different choices. They are around the same age, live in the same neighborhood, and both were raised by their single mothers.
Complex Characters in The Other Wes Moore A man reads a newspaper article, in which somebody sharing his name is convicted of a serious crime and is sentenced to life in prison. The convict shares the name, is close in age, and grew up in the same town as the, now very curious, reader. The reader, a man named Wes Moore, is struck by this story, and couldn’t quite shake it off after a few years. He decides to write a book. In Wes Moore’s
He has a kind heart and good intentions, but he cannot convey his message properly. Speaks to me: I think the issue of not being able to express thoughts in a proper way is a problem much larger than presented in this book. Many people, including myself, feel a certain way about a subject or individual, but we cannot express how we feel in a manner that properly reflects our feelings. Specifically, many people
Doing what is right vs. wrong often causes struggles within other people. Marie little soldier was David's biggest crush until she was found dead in her bedroom. Marie was an Indian women who lived on the reservation before David met her. She was asked to be housekeeper for David's home and also babysit David.
Change happens to everyone and everything some way shape or form.The only part that really matters is whether or not this change is good or bad.On the weird Watsons trip to Birmingham two very different and unique characters take a really long road to change.From Flint, Michigan all the way to Birmingham, Alabama.It seems to be as if Byron has changed the most.Byron Watson has made many great desicions and turned his life completely around.
Literature 1 Michael Arroyo August 28, 2015 4th Period “As Simple As Snow” by Gregory Galloway “As Simple as Snow” is a mystery novel made in 2005 that may confuse people’s minds with all the art, magic, codes, and love while reading. As a teen age boy who wants to find the secrets his girlfriend who left behind all these mysteries after her odd disappearance. It also tells about the lost gothic girl, Anna Cayne, who meets the young high-school aged narrator. Throughout the postcards, a shortwave radio, various CDs, and many other irregular interest.