Starting from their years of adolescence both Moore’s were exposed to physiological altering events. The main difference between the two was which events were inflicted upon them and how they handled witnessing or taking part in the given event. From observing both Moore’s it can been seen that the main contributor to the end result of their varying paths would be from their loved ones and where they lived at the time. Therefore, the most significant third party influences that resulted in both Wes Moores differing fates were primarily from familial influences and the environment in which they resided in.
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?”
Wes realized that his job wasn’t a real ‘job’, it was a source to feed addictions like Cheryl’s. In an attempt to revise his life, he entered the Job Corps program, sadly, it didn’t last very long. He wasn’t making much money from the low paid jobs that he was offered through the program, he needed to take care of his children with both financial and parental support, with all of these situations happening one after the other, he was feeling very overwhelmed. Although Wes knew he didn’t want to stray back to his old habits, it took the best of him, the one thing that Wes took away from his childhood was the easiest way to make money, and that consisted of one thing; the drug business, the chapter ends with him preparing a bag of cocaine with tears welling in his eyes, with disappointment for
After having his first child the other Wes Moore had been missing school, and later dropped out. Having a child put a lot of strain on the other Wes Moore. And without a high school diploma and a criminal record it would be nearly impossible for Wes to find a job. For the time being, however, Wes was able to stay with his aunt Nicey. Nicey told him “to either get a job or go to school” (110).
Removing Henrietta’s cells without her consent seems to be a very rare scenario and this can tell how the medical community mistreats the Black Americans. A woman of black America origin, Rebecca Skloot managed to surface other different stories of maltreatment directed to the African American community. Blacks in America were taken as people with unequal rights even in a situation like this that talked about right to life. She explained horrific experiences on experimentation of African Americans, stories that were enhanced by fear seen in Henrietta’s relatives refusing to visit hospitals even for necessary treatment. In this regard, the paper will give a response to the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks.
But it turned around until his mother and his grandparent 's decided to pay for a Military school to have called forge valley. As you can see Wes’s mother and grandparents would do anything for him, no matter what the price was they didn 't hesitate to say no with the money issue because they knew that this kid will be successful in life. Wes hated it, but he knew that if he wanted a better future he knew that this is this the only way possible and that 's what he did he grinded out the whole four years at forge valley and later on went on to graduate. I found out from the two of these kids went on to start life in one of the hardest positions anyone can be and at a young age they went on to accomplishing their goals on become successful
Violent parents or violent relationships cause pain to those near and those in the relationship. Violence is seen in both books, but is greatly touched on in Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Since unhealthy parent relationships happen when a child is young, the connection could be made that the people in Evicted, had violent parents and is a cause for their situations they are in when Desmond writes their
Lucas Dial Alt English 111 10 January, 2018 The Other Wes Moore The Other Wes Moore is a story of two different lives, but with the same name, and how their journeys have been shaped by their decisions in the past. Through the book, there are many recurring themes. An individual's choices has consequences, Discipline and violence, the influence of family and friends are all common themes shown by author Wes moore throughout the book, shining light on each of their life journeys.
Part two of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, once again submerges the reader in to the world of HeLa cells. This section emphasizes what occurred with Henrietta’s immortal cells after her death. Along with the many medical discoveries made from these miracle cells, part two delves into the physical and emotional abuse that Henrietta’s children were forced to live with after her passing all while struggling financially while their mother’s cells are being sold for millions of dollars. Skloot continues her phenomenal synopsis of the life of Henrietta Lacks and the stories her cells continue to tell.
Statistically, African American women in the United States suffer from complications or death 243 percent more than white women during maternity. This is a common occurrence that many women and children face, but shouldn’t have too. Rebecca Skloots book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, is an example of the inequality shown to African-American women in the medical world. Specifically, the unequal medical care Henrietta Lacks received, which many other black women experienced. In her book, Skloot suggests that African-American women suffer from psychological effects after receiving unequal medical care, do not receive equal medical treatment during maternity, and are more likely to die from maternal complications. Researchers agree, stating that these are common occurrences in the medical industry.
Rebecca Skloot develops the idea that poverty comes with many difficult situations, in the book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". True, Henrietta and her family were poor, could barely afford their medical bills, and they didn 't get the extended care that they deserved. You will learn how being poor can change your life and what is done with it .
They overcame their challenges, although, they struggled along the way. Alexie and Douglass show their story to represent to others that may be in their position to have faith in all you do. Despite the fact that things get hard, it is how you finish that keeps you
The book gives specific detail about the circumstances in which they grew up and most importantly the decisions they made which led to one to leading a successful and free life and the other getting imprisoned for life. “I heard that my father had ‘passed on’ but had no idea where he'd gone” (Moore 15) Both grew up without a real male role model the authors father passed away when he was three and the other Wes's father chose not to be a part of his son's life and the only time he saw him was when he was six and his mother uttered “Wes, meet your father”(Moore
The characters in the novel experience losses which connects them and influences their actions: Luke with the Tamassee, Allen and Herb, and Maggie who experience loss, but unlike the others. The characters confronts different losses from each other, but the losses play the same task of
Growing up in rural Virginia allowed me a unique life experience for many reasons. My environment exposed me to the positive and negative aspects of life. I saw first-hand how drugs destroy a community and create a cycle of poverty. I experienced the struggles of being poor. My family couldn’t afford to focus on traveling and indulging in fun activities; the main priority was making sure there was dinner on the table.