Two men have the same name, with completely different lives and futures. The Other Wes Moore is about two men with the same name but completely experiences in life. The author Wes goes into military school which changes his life. The “other” Wes stays in the drug business and ends up in prison. The Similarities and Differences pertaining to Family Life and role models of both Moores were described in The Other Wes Moore.
Many individuals say that a person is a product of its surroundings. And for two young men from Baltimore, this could not be any more accurate. In “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore, the author talks about two young boys who shared the same name and the contributions they did in their lives that made them turn out the way they are. Both Wes’ grew up in similar environment with tough childhood and without the presence of a father. Where one becomes very successful and a Rhodes Scholar, and the other is heavily involved in the drug game and receives a life sentence in prison for serving a part in a murder of a former police officer. This book is a major example of how certain decisions can affect one’s life. Both Wes’ had similar lives, yet they ended up in different paths. There are few factors why they ended up having different paths and those factors are; parental support and figures, the environment style, and the social influences.
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is about identity. Throughout the book, Wes Moore questions why he and the other Wes Moore had such different lives, even though, they shared a name. In doing so, it caused him to look deeper into his background and himself and wonder how he ended up where he was, along with the other Wes Moore. According to Wes Moore, “As I’ve puzzled over the issue, I’ve become convinced that there are some clear and powerful measures that can be taking during this crucial time in a young person’s life” (Moore 179). He had discovered that he and the other Wes Moore had similar upbringings, but the choices he made differed from the other Wes Moore’s choices. They’ve both made decisions that influenced how their fate would end
The other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore is about two boys with the same last name who take two very different paths. Wes Moores grow up without a father figure, however, the author Wes Moore’s father Westley passed away due to acute epiglottitis whereas other Wes Moore’s father Bernard was an alcoholic and never around. (Both of the Wes Moores also lived in the Bronx, which had a heavy influence for drugs and crime.) In spite of several setbacks, the author Wes Moore was able to become successful, the other Wes Moore was a failure and spent the rest of his life behind bars. There are several reasons that contributed to the author Wes Moore success compared to the other Wes Moore.
Perceptions from others can be cruel. Criminals are often thought of negatively by themselves and are also disrespected by others in society. The novel Monster presents the impressions people have about Steve Harmon, an accused criminal on trial for robbery and murder. Furthermore, the text explains Steve’s views of himself during and after time in prison from first person point-of-view. The novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers highlights the various perceptions that exist about an accused criminal.
The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is a book that uncovers two different stories of two people with the same name. However, the book does not simply tell you two different stories, but it also gives implications to the application of different criminology theories to understand reasons why people do commit crimes and why they do not. The story of two men named Wes Moore can be viewed from different perspective. For instance, it is possible to view their story from a biological type of way, according to which individual choices are the result of inherited behavior of individuals. On the other hand, it is possible to view their story from an environmental type of view. Nevertheless, whatever theory
The superficial similarities of two kids have an identical name, Wes Moore, grown up in the same neighborhood at the same time with fatherless families. Both kids had beaten into troubles with the police. However, their paths in adulthood diverged due to their personal choices, decisions, and values, forming two different experiences in career and life. Each one has learned many lessons from their courses in life which established their personal morality. In particular, the author, Wes Moore, was driven by positive outcomes from his negative conditions resulting from him a successful person in his adulthood. As a result, the inspiring story of the author, Wes Moore, could be described in three themes: Peer, Parent, and Family Support; Loss and Redemption; and Decision Making.
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?” There is no exact answer to our questions. Inside of “The Other Wes Moore”, two similar tales are told, however, there are two different outcomes.
The book The Other Wes Moore is a book that is mainly about choices and their effects. The two characters had very similar childhoods, yet one became a criminal and the other was extremely successful.This book helped me understand that choices we make, even small ones, can greatly affect our future. An example of this was on page 100, the author writes that “The news of imminent parenthood did not stop Wes from making time for other girls.” This leads to Wes having several more children. He doesn’t see them often, and several of them ended up living with his mother.
The Other Wes Moore is a story around a pair of young individuals with indistinguishable and as well as practically identical lives, encountering adolescence in the same city. Honestly, at first look, the audience might be obliged to see these young fellows as the same, and contemplate what made their lives to twist up so in a startling way. To that extent the story is straightforward, but the two young individuals had one vital complication that drastically affected their destinies. The (Author) Wes Moore shows that in the novel, if kids don't have strong parental figures, the majority of them will not be successful in life.
If we were able to make our children smarter, better looking, or more athletic, should we? Amy Sterling Casil had that exact scenario in mind when she wrote her short story, Perfect Stranger in 2006. Written in the first-person narrative that takes place in the distant future, Casil weaves a terrifying story of genetic alteration to “fix” our children’s flaws. What harm can it cause if gene therapy is performed as an elective procedure rather than medical necessity? Gary and Carolyn, expecting parents, find out their little boy will need gene therapy while still in the womb if they hope to spare him from a fatal heart condition. Due to the therapy, their little boy, Denny, is born healthy. As time goes on they are presented with opportunities to make him smarter, thinner, and more athletic. In turn, Gary questions if they have made the right moral decision concerning their son. Furthermore, what happens to the relationship between a father and his son when the son becomes a perfect stranger? Perfect Stranger illustrates how a parent’s decision to change pieces of their son’s genetic makeup cannot only change what makes him who he is but, can also have a negative impact on the people around him.
In Tobias Wolff’s short story “The Liar,” the protagonist, James, lies to help him construct a new identity outside of his family. James tells morbid lies about his mother in order to distance himself from her. Since, the loss of his father, James no longer associates with people who are like him. The lies started after his father’s death and his mother starts noticing how much differently he was acting. Since his mother is treating him like she is disappointed in him, James begins to devolve into a state of repressed bitterness. These lies are his way of expressing himself in a new reality to match his wishes. One example of this is when James says, “Felt like a failure. My lying had that effect on her. She took it personally… She thought
In September, I will become a high school student. This make me feel very reluctance of leaving middle school. Five months ago, I was so naive(14) because I was unable to adapt to the new school and the new education mode. In the first few months, I was always irascible(14) about ELA’s homework, because the homework was too hard for me. After one month, I began to adapt to this new education mode. For example, I started to read books and started to do some projects with my friends. Therefore, I want to share my experience about these five months.
Gun Hill Road is a movie about a family of Hispanic background in the Bronx dealing with the issues of their child’s sexual identity. It portrayed a moving transition of a family who has to adjust to a father who was absent for a few years due to his conviction, a son who is struggling with his sexual identity and a struggle to show their wants to the community they live in.
Howard and Ann have a son named Scotty who is hit by a car and later dies. The theme of loss can be seen through the fear of Howard and Ann and how they react to that fear. A sudden loss, or the possibility of losing someone can be shocking and leave a person confused. Ann and Howard are no different. The couple goes through all the natural emotions that most people would. The initial reaction is shock. Neither can hardly believe what is happening in their life. Carver also represents loss through the parent’s fear. They afraid of the unknown and they are afraid to communicate with each. As a result, they start isolating themselves. They avoid being in the same room. A conversation between Howard and Ann at the hospital helped me understand Carvers meaning of the story. Ann tells Howard he should pray for their son, because she has been praying. Howards informed Ann that he too, has been praying. Then the text states “For the first time she felt they were together in this, trouble” (92). Carver is reminding readers that during times of loss, it is better to have someone to confide in and gain strength from. Once Ann decided to open up to her husband, she felt better. She didn’t fell