The book I read during the summer was ¨The Other Wes Moore¨ and was written by Wes Moore. This book is about two men who have the same name but two different fates. Basically One of the Wes made good choices and the other made Bad choices. One of them chose to follow the path of being a wanted criminal and the other to being a successful youth advocate, combat veteran, social entrepreneur. For this essay I chose to write about the Wes Moore that made negative choices throughout his life.
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
With communities and the environment surrounding a person being a very important and impactful to the person’s life and future, it is no surprise that the author Wes Moore came out to be a very disciplined and successful man compared to the other Wes Moore who is now in prison, serving his life
Non fiction novels are great ways to make people aware of real life issues that happen everyday. People face poverty issues, racial issues, and environmental issues everyday of their life and are affected more than others. For example the environment is affected because of the different things people do in their everyday lives, like things that deal with fossil fuels and gas. Another example is race and how people are treated because of their specific race or religion. Issues like these are happening all around the world and most likely can be found in a nearby non-fiction novel.
Wes’s mother’s efforts are undying as she is continuously searching for ways to shield Wes from the “metastasizing drug trade”(Moore 56): helping him to find “neutral ground”(Moore 44), finding him a school she views as a “haven” where Wes will be able to “open [his] horizons”(Moore 48), and sending Wes to military school when he “[allows] [his] standards at school to become pathetic”(Moore 54). All of her acts of love, and her devotion to education help Wes to become a highly respected war veteran, and a flourishing businessman; unfortunately, not the same goes for the other Wes Moore, who is now serving life in jail. Wes’s parental supervision immediately skews from the other Wes’s, as his mother—Mary— leaves him home alone at the age of eight, the first time an officer “closed the second cuff”(Moore 35) around his wrist. Without his mother to keep him away from the corruption of the streets, Wes begins to involve himself in local gangs as society and the community around him sweep him up, to the point where there is no return. Similarly, Michael a character in “The Wire” lacks a mother who cares, and despite his initial efforts to stay innocent, he ends up falling to the enticing display of the unity of gangs.
Introduction Good morning distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I welcome you to the 24th annual Queensland Literary Symposium I’d like to highlight another prominent book that has captured readers with its engaging and thrilling storyline alone with significant aspects of human society and culture The story I specifically refer to is none other but the novel Jasper Jones Written by the Australian author Craig Silvery, Jasper Jones was set in the scorching summer of Western Australia in 1965.
And both Moores had positive and negative social influences. This essay by now established the influence family members can make in a person’s life, and in TOWM, family influence is a major key. Both Wes’ were influenced by at least one family member and respectively shaped the people they became. Similarly, the boys had friends who impacted them positively and negatively. When the author Wes started attending Riverdale all the students around him were white, therefore, he felt left out.
Where we’re from, who we know, and how our mental makeup is, is very important in our lives. It can be the deciding factor between life in prison and a life dedicated to giving back to others. In The Other Wes Moore, The lives of two young men are examined through three distinct lenses, how the role our environment, social capital (How we get ahead by helping each other) and how our mindset can dictate who we become later on in life. Both of these young men grew up in roughly the same environment, the ghettos of Baltimore, Maryland and the Bronx, New York, respectively.
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.
The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born in society at some particular position” (Sandel 165). Rawls points out that our society has chosen to ignore the issue of inequity most of the time, so long that the effects of this indifference do not hurt their positions. Moreover, what Rawls has described in this quote is very much evident in our society. The citizens on top–especially upper class white males–have the power to pretend the inequities in American society don’t exist, therefore making our society unjust. More
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?”
The Other Wes Moore reveals how intrinsic factors, mainly social relationships, play a significant role in establishing someone's success, based off of lack of emotional support and obedience. The other Wes Moore’s family lacked in emotional support and in positive influences, leading him to failure. Nurture refers to all the variables that impact who someone is. These variables include how someone was raised, their social relationships, and their surrounding culture.
Alexa Harlem Mrs. Mercer College Writing - 4 11 September 2015 Question #1 The Other Wes Moore is a novel that uses the structure informative and narrative which provides information about the characters throughout the book and tells the story. This informative and narrative structure contributes to the overall effect of the book because Wes Moore the author explains how the two Wes Moore’s lives changed into completely different paths. One Wes went to military school and the other stayed home and dealt drugs. One wes kills a police officer and is arrested and the other one visits him in prison.
In our life, we often have experiences that teach us how and what we want to be like when we grow up. Everyone has ups and downs from time to time that make one want to stop and other times make one want to run while individually they feel free. The Garden Story by Katherine Mansfield and The First Born Son by Ernest Buckler both show how parental pressure, social pressure, and family pressure around an individual can influence the way one will treat others. Once in a while it is an advantage when they want to change the world to make it better for others, but oftentimes it is for the worse because they personally accept the problems they have and never trying to fix them. Both stories have parental influences that want them to stay as they are, tradition influences that professions stay in the family, and they are always compared to the better child that is more like by parents.