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. The author had a great support system, and many opportunities in his life. The other Wes was constantly surrounded by a negative
In the midst of all of this he finds a balance by focusing on what really matters. At the same time this keeps him focused on his main goal which is education. Education will be his family's way out of poverty. Through seeing his younger brother that is unemployed and will be having a child soon he looks beyond this and is genuinely proud of where he comes from. He realizes how strong his family is when he seems them fighting through poverty and making things.
At the end of the story, the kids learned that their family had been hurt for a long time and that they were grieving the death of their son who died years ago. The kids discovered that their grandparents cared about their dad and them even though they didn’t show
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.
(p.203) This quote connects to the theme of the book because it is explaining what it felt like after Grandmama passed away. It also describes how the family reacted. These themes of death, love, and family are present in this quote. After Grandmama’s death the family knew they would need to be there to love each other, but they felt themselves growing further apart, distanced between this now empty space in their hearts that held Grandmama.
Chris Crutcher, the author of “Angus Bethune”, uses literary devices like character foils, allusions, and situational irony to engage the reader and make his characters come to life. There were many examples of allusions in “Angus Bethune”. I think he did this because he wanted the story to seem like it took place in our world. On page 1 Angus was having a conversation with his Grandfather. He described him as “A silver haired Rolls Royce of a grandfather.” Rolls-Royce is a brand of car that’s known for being a large, powerful, and extremely luxurious. Angus is trying to show how his grandfather was a large, strong, and sophisticated person. Another time that Crutcher used allusions is “ You don’t understand. Superman’s not brave. He’s smart.
Can two young boys with similar backgrounds grow up to be two completely different men? The Other Wes Moore book, by Wes Moore (the author) takes us on a journey back to his child-hood as well as the child-hood of young men with the same name. Wes Moore (the author) describes on The Other Wes Moore book, how these two young men grew up just nearby each other, both surrounded by drugs and crime in a bad environment. Wes Moore (the author) was first Rhodes Scholar of John Hopkins in fifteen years, a combat veteran and white house fellow. Whereas the other Wes Moore was a drug dealer and spending his life in prison. In my opinion, what really made the difference is that, Wes Moore (the author) was successful because he had advantages over the
Family is key. In the book, The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, it is about two boys that grew up in the same area with the same name. The book talks about how one boy becomes a Rhode Scholar and the other is serving life in prison from an armed robbery shooting. The events happen are because of their family and how they influence them. In the book, The Other Wes Moore, the author explores the idea of family to develop the theme of having a supportive family is the difference between being successful and failing your goals.
The reality of the situation was that she had no control over her father’s death. There was nothing or no way that she could have prevented the events that took place. Although she was extremely angry with the situation at hand she learned that she had other things to be grateful for. She wanted people to know that even though something or someone has passed away you can’t stay stuck in the state of depression forever. You have to step back and look at your life because the reality is, life still moves on.
After reading the book The Other Wes Moore many themes seem to nudge at you to realize many things that happen that you might not notice in everyday life. One of the life lessons that really plays a role in my life is loss, faith, and redemption. Loss. This word can mean different things depending on the person and their experiences. Loss might mean an event that causes immoderate feelings of despondency. To another person, it might be so simple as losing an object that meant a lot to them. These losses can impact the rest of someone 's life. I have experienced this feeling within the last year. My mom has been really sick recently and lots of things have changed even over the past few years, but only a few months ago would it really make the biggest impact in my opinion. In the novel The Other Wes Moore there are two boys named Wes Moore that goes through many struggles through life. One of the Wes Moore’s is now excelling with many recognitions and has become very successful even after all of the struggles he went through. Contrastingly the “other” Wes Moore is now in prison for the rest of his life due to an armed robbery. Before his sentence many things played a role in where he ended up today, including of a loss that would forever change his life.
In her eyes a good man doesn’t have to be a good man as long as she gets her way. The grandmother’s life is centered on herself. She is a very self centered woman and doesn’t care about anyone but herself, including her family. When the Misfits men take them away all she is worried about is herself.
In the book An Invisible Thread, the author often provides examples of parents that have a poor quality of parenting. First there is Laura’s father Nunziato Carino, who’s a bartender. After he is done with his shift, he would often come home drunk and yell at his son, Frank who is Five. Frank will quickly hide under his bed sheet as his father dammed his name again and again. This happened frequently and every one would hide in their rooms as unfortunate Frank takes his father’s heavy word beating each night. The next morning Maria, would tell the children to act as if nothing happened. Therefore, they did as they were told, but they never overlooked the incident (Schroff and Tresniowski 77).I think Marie could do something to prevent Nunziato