“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 Other Wes admired his older brother Tony and even though Tony tried to keep Wes off the streets he didn’t listen and his mother didn’t want to believe that
The Other Wes Moore is a novel about two men named Wes Moore, who were both born in Baltimore City, Maryland with similar childhoods. The author, Wes Moore, describes the path the two took in order to determine their fates today. Moore, the author, is a successful scholar, decorated veteran, and a political and business leader, while the other, who will be differentiated as Wes, ended up serving a life sentence for murder. Within both of their life stories, the novel’s sensory, description, and metaphors, can be analyzed into a deeper meaning. Wes had been living his whole life in the streets of Baltimore, grew up fatherless and was left with a brother named Tony who was involved in drugs, crime, and other illegal activity. Starting in the
Even though they had the same name and upbringing, they made different choices. The authors Wes Moore’s mother Mary, provided the opportunity for him to be successful. Whereas, the other Wes Moore’s mother Joy didn’t provided an opportunity and Wes continued to sell drugs. The author Wes Moore success came from loving and supporting family, role models, and the opportunity for education. However the other Wes Moore didn’t have family support, good role models, and education which caused him to be
In The Other Wes Moore, family ties are very strong and both families of the two boys had certain expectations for them, but one family more than the other. Moore asserts that family support shapes one’s identity
Not all people have the same definition of evil. Evil can be expressed in many ways. Whether that be describing a person or giving a place a scary setting. Most though, think of evil as a person rather than a place. Those true qualities of evil help show if a person is a human monster. Many people have minor qualities but do not have the label of serial killer. John Wayne Gacy is an excellent example of a human monster because of his actions of murder and rape while demonstrating that nurture can shape a person's personality proving human monsters are more terrifying than those we read about in fiction.
The environment in which an individual grows up in can affect life greatly. Our surroundings influence one’s personality, self-expression, and individuality, otherwise known as identity. Finding one’s true self is the most grueling stage of life and expectations of family and society make the process even harder. One’s true identity can sometimes clash with hopes of others, thus breaking tradition and/or family ties. Pressure to change will always be present, but staying true to uniqueness will prevail.
“The Chilling truth is that his story could have been mine, the tragedy is that my story could have been his”. This was a quote from the author Wes Moore about the lives of both Wes Moores. The author Wes Moore was brought up with significantly more support than the other Wes Moore, the support that eventually will change his life for the better. The author Wes Moore is currently a free man with a prosperous life while the other Wes Moore is in Jessup Prison, serving a life sentence. The cause for this was the support each man had when they were being brought up in life. The author Wes Moore had a superior upbringing than the other Wes Moore due to having more support from his family, friends, and community.
The upbringing of a child contains many factors, many of which correlate to where a child grows up. The people, culture, and experiences of someone’s childhood are the greatest determining factor for what kind of person they will become. So how does the nature and nurture of one’s upbringing impact the decisions that they make, and their life in general? Author Wes Moore explores this question in his memoir, The Other Wes Moore, as it relates to two lives in particular. Moore main purpose in this book is to explore the overarching impact that a collection of expectations and decisions, not always one’s own, can have on someone’s life.
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?” There is no exact answer to our questions. Inside of “The Other Wes Moore”, two similar tales are told, however, there are two different outcomes.
Why do some people become successful and others don’t? In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell believes that successful people don’t succeed randomly, but that, success “arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities” (155). According to Gladwell, being successful happens to people who had special opportunities and unique circumstances that pushes them into their success(155). One of his theories about success, is the belief that practicing for 10,000 hours with allow you to become better in your talent, which will propel you into your success. Another theory that Gladwell looks is a middle -class parenting style called concerted cultivation. Concerted cultivation is when a parent “foster and assess a child’s talents,
In the book Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, the creature is raised by nature rather than nurture. Human nature is defined as our psychological characteristics , feelings, and behavioral traits shared by mankind. Human nature by itself gives humans the ability to feel and socialize, but without nurture we wouldn't be different from one another. Nurture gives humans an identity, while nature allows humans to function properly. Human nature is an important part in how humans behave and interact, but it does not play a part in the making of our individuality. Nurture is one of the most important processes in life because it encourages the growth of our personality and identity. Nature and nurture can determine someone's identity, but there are
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates is a New York Times Bestseller by none other than, Wes Moore. This novel features an intriguing tale of two boys who grew up under the same circumstances, under the same names, and with the same chances; and yet one manages to become a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader while the other grew up heisting and selling drugs until he received a life sentence for felony murder after shooting a police officer. The more successful Wes Moore, Wes Moore, began to visit the less successful Wes Moore, the other Wes Moore, during his prison sentence in order to write the book.
In this essay I will be talking about how educated Wes Moore and Arthur Agee have in common with their families. In Hoop Dreams and The Other Wes Moore these two kids went thru a lot in life that brought them down but there was always something that kept them going to accomplishing their dreams.
The nature vs. nurture debate is a philosophical, scientific, and cultural, debate about what causes an individual’s actions, personality, and most importantly their behavioral traits. Nature can be defined as someone’s influence from genetic behaviors, while nurture is caused by someones environment and experience. Nature is how a person acts based on their genetic inheritance and some other biological factors, they have been proven to be an important factor in the development of many mental health conditions such as depression and being bipolar. Whereas nurture affect those mental health conditions where a person develops that illness depending on their environment. Frankenstein can be seen as a prime example of the Nature versus Nurture
Nurturing children doesn’t necessarily show love; it shows discipline and responsibility that all of us have learned and know. Nature is always a controversial subject because it’s based off our DNA, but our personalities are developed by how we are raised. We are unique and form our own identities later on in life after being nurtured. Society’s views can limit our horizons because of race and having strict right and wrongs. In the play Fences by August Wilson, although Troy Maxson can be seen as controlling, this attribute came from his past, and he ends up growing and overcomes many obstacles because of his critical thinking process. The conflicts created with his