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.
He shows the broken homes, drug supply, and the absence of education. With the help of the other Wes Moore, he shows how dangerous the streets were by discussing many different risky situations. He reveals the reality of East Baltimore by showing how easy it was to become apart of the drug business in order to sustain life. Young men are raised believing that having an image of being strong and fearless is what makes you a man, thus causing young men to defend their image at all times. As shown many times in the book, Wes never backs down and aggressively fights back even if there are severe consequences.
The Other Wes Moore: Part One -- In class The Other Wes Moore, the story written by Wes Moore himself, uncovers two drastically different life stories of two people with the same name. Specifically, this book shows of how different life choices the two protagonists made is determined by the society and social influences. Especially, the mother figure and the ways the protagonists dealt with the social environment had created a significant difference between the life experiences of the two men. The mother-figure had an immense effect on shaping the personality of the two protagonists. Despite the fact that both protagonists having hard working mothers who always wanted the best for their children, the mothers had different responses to their
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.
His opportunities were earned through motivation and everything around him was a part of his success. He was never alone and his journey through life taught him to not only be a leader for himself but to others, too. Wes Moore is an outlier, but that doesn’t mean success can’t be achieved by a person who isn’t one.
Through out the story it’s easy to see that what the characters actually lack is simple people to people communication. By using the relive box to look at his past relationships with Lisa, and Christine Wes ruins his current connection with his daughter. Lisa was Wes’ first serious girlfriend they were steady for many years until she broke his heart, leaving him wondering what he did wrong to make her stoop so low as to cheat on him. His wife, Christine, proceeded to break his heart all over again when she
His childhood influenced his social life because it made him a stronger man and more outgoing, which is very important to his social life. For instance, Michael's future changed the day he met the Tuohys, but his past was something he was still trying to forget. Michael Oher was born Michael Jerome Williams Jr. on May 28, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was one of 12 children born to Michael Jerome Williams Sr. and Denise Oher, who provided their children with little to no support. Michael Sr. was frequently in prison, and Denise was addicted to crack cocaine.
They have different opinions on slavery but still respect each other and their views. Love and respect is shown throughout both stories through different ways. Besides the themes the development of the characters differed in the two stories. All of the characters John, George, and Winthrop had different life experiences which caused them grow differently. John has gained