One has no father and the other has an old father that almost dreams of a way to die. This is just one of many reasons that this is a coming of age story. The way that these two boys are raised is what makes them grow up in different ways at different speeds. First, look at the way the two boys act. Jim Nightshade is the boy that cannot wait to grow up and do adult activities.
The diversity of student backgrounds, abilities and learning styles makes each person unique in the way he or she reacts to information. The intersection of diverse student backgrounds and active learning needs a comfortable, positive environment in which to take root. Dr. King continues by explaining, “Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” From back then to today’s society, kids are failing because they lack those morals that they need to succeed.
The differences they experience later in life are more surprising because of the similarity of their upbringings. They both come from wealthy, or at least middle class families - their homes may have been a little dysfunctional, but it is assumed that they did not suffer any major abuse during childhood. On one hand, there’s Tyler; the son of a wealthy actor who never sees his father but is doted on by his mother. On another, there’s Kirsten; a somewhat successful child actress who presumably comes from a good home, but who seems to be at least a little neglected by her parents; this is seen when her “handler” during King Lear cannot reach her parents for hours, even though Kirsten had just witnessed a death that was widely publicized and would have been seen in the media by her parents. The lives they lead after the plague reflects their lives before, interpreted through the mind of a child.
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This neighborhood was full of violence, all other kids were up to no good. However Geoffrey and his three brothers weren't, they came into the neighborhood as a clean slate. They moved here around when Geoffrey was four years old and this where the term “violence” was introduced. With their mom raising them with no dad that lead for the boys to grow up with no guidance from a male figure in this tough neighborhood. The quote “Paradise didn’t last long the day after our arrival my mother sent my brother Daniel to the store with ten dollars...
2) Both environments played a huge role into their personalities and their stories. For both Wes’s, the streets of the Bronx and Baltimore were filled with poverty, drugs, and violence. Chinquapins population of students was 99% black. (Moore 27) and it certainly did not help that the other Wes’s brother Tony started dealing drugs since he was 10. The personality he gained from Tony made him follow in his footsteps and join others selling drugs on the streets.
In Baltimore and Harlem, many people have to deal with issues like the one I stated earlier. In The Other Wes Moore, we looked into the lives of two Wes Moores who lived in the same city and just a couple blocks apart. In this book, we saw how the two boys were starting off similar getting involved in drugs and dealing with family issues, and how
In both places, young men go through the daily struggle trying to navigate their way through the deadly streets, poverty,…" (Moore 170). This is a quote from a novel written by the successful Wes Moore "Wes 1", where he talks about the similarities between him and the other Wes Moore. Unfortunately for Wes 2, he turned down the wrong path and was involved with drug abuse and violence. This could have something to do with the fact that his father was present, but neither was Wes Moore 's. The only difference was the reasoning behind why their fathers were absent.
It is obvious the young boys did not comprehend the idea of behind bars; Red man stated in one of his conversation with Lalee’s that he wanted to go to jail. Lalee’ son involvement with the law had a negative impact on her. Apparently, the jail was located 16 miles away from their community; they made references about going to jail in some of their conversation. It seems like jail was a norm for male figures in this family and their community. The women did not seem to have high expectation of the men.
Poverty shares traits with the Shawshank State Penitentiary: a rare few find a way out but more often than not, those who begin the escape get caught and sent back to the same place they started. The path out exists, but it may require help from outside influences or having to digging away at a hole with a rock hammer for years. Unfortunately, not every impoverished American shares the triumphant tale of Andy Dufresne. The Other Wes Moore tells the story of two men of the same name and beginnings who have disparate futures. The author, Wes Moore, ended up on a path to success while the other Wes Moore remains in a jail cell for the rest of his life.
The parents of Lori, Jeannette, Brian and Maureen are irresponsible. The kids have grown up without independence because they have been stuck in a life they did not choose. Sometimes it is hard for their parents to provide food and shelter for them. Their parents always say they are moving again, and the kids cannot do anything about it, but accept it. However, what their parents did teach them, was how to be smart people.
Gale indicates that a student 's social context can determine 70% of their level of success in education. Only the remaining 30% is determined by other factors such as the quality of teaching that they receive. He states that for some students, coming to school is like “entering a different world”. Therefore, teachers need to make a particular effort to help students from lower socio-economic backgrounds access the contents of their virtual schoolbag, and make use of their cultural capital. One way that a teacher can ensure that the cultural capital of all students is recognised, understood, and valued is by fostering a strong home-school connection with the families of all students (Ewing, 2013.
Both characters view the world with an innocence that allows them to be optimistic about the world around them and they have an incredible ability to show kindness to others, even when they don’t deserve it. This is something that can be difficult even for most adults. They live in different time periods but both still face a great injustice of their time. When faced with this injustice a major difference between the two characters becomes apparent.
Apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and Buzzfeed can cause a decrease in the overall products of students’ works and an increase in the amount of time needed to complete the product because of the incessant notifications that show up on an individual’s screen every five minutes. In a 2011 study conducted by Wade Jacobsen and Renata Forste on “Academic and Social Outcomes of Electronic Media Use Among College Students,” they concluded from more than 1,000 undergraduates that 2.45 hours are spent on the internet, and an hour is usually spent watching television. High school students spend roughly about 2.3 hours on technology and media everyday, and as new media platforms come out, more time is spent on them. The temptations of answering someone or looking at who liked your picture on Instagram causes great disruptions in studying and workplaces. When a student’s final product is not up to the standards or is incomplete, it can severely affect their grades in school.