Summary: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore explores the journey of two men by the same name who grow up in similar neighborhoods, but end up with different endings. The book shares the stories of both men who highlight significant events in their life that led one to be a businessman, while the other a convict in prison for murder without the possibility of parole. When Moore discovers Wes’s story he begins to correspond with him and it is their correspondence that inspired this book. First of all, Part One explains the childhood of the two boys and how both had an absent father. However, Wes loses his father because of a virus that goes undetected by doctors, while the other does not have a father because he chose to leave his child.
I even robbed a petty drug dealer once.” (McBride chapter 2). Another way that exemplifies how James was affected by Hunter Jordan’s death was finally by picking up smoking. He explains what he would do rather than attending his classes and school as he was supposed to such as “Superfly, Shaft, and reefer, which we smoked in as much quantity as possible.” (McBride chapter 2).
What is the most you have ever changed in one day? In the book April Morning by Howard Fast, on April 19th, 1775, in Lexington, Massachusetts, fifteen-year-old Adam Cooper goes through some dramatic changes in just one day’s time after the British redcoat’s attack. In the morning, he woke up an immature boy, but before he went to bed, he became a young man. Throughout the book, Adam shows several traits of how immature, fearful, and mature he is. In the beginning of the story, Adam proves time after time how immature he is, especially to his father.
Scar Tissue is an autobiography by The Red Hot Chili Peppers front man Anthony Kiedis. Throughout the book he chronicles his decade’s long struggle with the illness of drug addiction. He tells the story from the beginning, telling of his parents and his upbringing. He recounts the first time his dad, a drug dealer, gave him marijuana at the age of eleven. From there his drug use expands.
A few key aspects of Willy cause the reader to classify him as a tragic figure. For example, he started out as a young man with specific dreams, looking up to his brother, Ben, who always recounted, “When I was seventeen I walked into the jungle, and when I was twenty-one I walked out. And by God I was rich” (Miller 48). Willy’s main goal in life was to experience the American Dream as Ben did, but he never accomplished this because he became a salesman, and a poor one at that. For years, Willy lied to himself, which causes extreme psychological issues in the future.
The play Fences by August Wilson depicts the life of Troy Maxson during the 1960s. When Troy was younger he had the potential to play in major league baseball but, because of society pushing him down with racial discrimination his baseball career never took off. Troy’s best friend, Bono whom he met in prison, has always been by Troy’s side looking out for him when he saw Troy headed in the wrong direction. In the first act of the play, Lyons, Troy’s son from a previous wife asks for money like he does every Friday before Troy goes to drink gin with Bono. Troy is determined to push the boundaries his success is hindered by, in filing a complaint to become the first black garbage truck driver but in doing so his relationship with Bono begins to diminish.
This movie goes into detail and shows the life of three young males living in the hood of Los Angeles battling a life surrounded by drugs, violence, and questions of race. This film is a great image of how American pop culture was consumed in the early 90s. Summary of the Contents of the Film This film focuses on the relationship and interactions between three African American males Tre Styles, Darrin Baker, and Ricky Baker. In particular I believe the writer focuses more on Tre Styles and his point of view. Those that viewed this movie got to witness how racism, violence, gangs, and growing up in the hood shaped the future of all three boys.
Huckleberry Finn is a story about a rambunctious young boy who adventures off down the Mississippi River. “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain demonstrates a situation where a Huck tries to find the balance between what is right and what is wrong. Huck faces many challenges in which his maturity will play a part in making the correct decision for himself and his friend Jim. Huck becomes more mature by the end of the novel by showing that he can make the correct decisions to lead Jim to the freedom he deserves. One major factor where Huck matures throughout the novel is through his experience.
It was here that his attachment to his deviant, gang peers (taking the place of his late father) caused him to go back into gangs and commit murder. Why did Mr. Hernandez turn to crime, even though he shouldn’t be a criminal, according to social control theory? Though this theory formulates some valid arguments, it does not tell the whole story when it comes to crime.
Therefore, they follow whatever is pop to replace the traditional cultures that do not suit them any further. One popular trend many teens adopt, believing it can be a helpful tool to express their feelings more freely and get rid of the melancholy mood of their age, is the jazz. The story "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin illustrates the world wide consequences of jazz music and dance styles on youth. When Sonny abandons his family and leaves the school just to play jazz, his brother, who narrates the story and has a complete contradictory personality to Sonny's, feels troubled and frustrated. The narrator thinks the musicians are corrupted people, who deal with drugs and cigarettes, and tries to prevent Sonny from being with them.
Wes and his friend, Shea, were arrested by the police for the graffiti. The police officers decided to give Wes and Shea a second chance after Wes cry because he didn’t want to disappoint his mother. The Other Wes was jealous about his brother Tony about his drug operation that he decide to started selling drugs and the money he receive would buy all the clothes he wanted. Tony was suspecting about Wes being a DJ. In the book The Other Wes Moore One name, Two fates the author said, “Tony has now spend over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game” He didn’t think about the consequences and how was going to affect his mother.
but he became so overwhelmed with anger after spending so much time and effort in trying to keep Wes from getting into the drug business and failing that he began beating him up. In 145th Street, the chapter Fighter is about a man named Billy Giles who sneaks out of his house to wrestle. He wrestles so he can make money for his family. Though his wife Johnnie Mae doesn’t like that he does this, he lets him do it because Johnnie Mae wouldn’t be
In the article “Hip-Hop Planet” by James McBride he explains first about the nightmare he has of his daughter coming home with a young reckless rapper guy with tattoos and golden teeth and McBride for a moment is taken back to the past when he was young and it comes to thought that he was in this young wanna be rappers shoes. As he goes on with life he contemplates of how his rap days are over but in time he comes to realize that he himself will still be surrounded with the cool beat sound of one rapper explaining his everyday hard life. James first time hearing hip-hop was at a party, and it escalated when one of James friend slapped a big guy who crashed the party followed by two other friends and what was strange was these guys differed
This illustrates that the main reason on why he couldn’t stop killing is because of all the drugs, Ismael knew he was getting addicted to them but he didn’t want to stop . He found joy in drugs and killing. The Rebels kept feeding his mind with drugs and completely changed his mentality. It is not his fault he wasn’t remorseful over his actions. Being in an environment where there’s death all around you and all you see is killing and blood will alter a person 's’ mindset and change their behavior dramatically.
He later joined the Job Corps, but later realized he could not make the money like he did in the drug business. On page 144, Wes was passing the streets remaining him of his past, “But the main reason he avoided the streets was that he felt they had nothing for him. He had changed. At least he wanted to believe that.” Wes later made the decision to take the risk to sell drugs for a living. 2) Both environments played a huge role into their personalities and their stories.