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.
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.
have it quite as well, however. His father was still alive and well, but left Wes with Mary, and didn’t care to have a relationship with his son. One of the few times Wes interacted with his father was when he went to his Mamie’s house. His Mamie was his father’s mother, and his father just happened to be drunk. Wes Moore, the author, attended a very expensive private school, but he did not try to excel.
A Rhetorical Analysis of “The Education of Dasmine Cathey” Writer, Brad Wolverton, in his article “The Education of Dasmine Cathey” first appearing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, conveys the journey of a former University of Memphis football player who was poorly educated and how he struggled to be academically eligible. Wolverton’s purpose is to illustrate the widespread of educational shortcomings of NCAA athletes and the complicated ways athletes struggles gets brushed under the proverbial carpet. (Wolverton) In this article Wolverton utilizes a straightforward tone by using pathos to appeal to the readers with Mr. Cathey’s difficult situation also utilizing logos and ethos etc. to help make a presentable argument to which I will be analyzing.
Has there ever been a time that you have either received advice and refused to take it or learned something important later than you would have preferred? Most of us, including Thomas Jones, author of The Educated Person, and Malik, a character from the movie Higher Learning, can relate. Malik arrives to college a track star, thinking that he’s got it all figured out and that world owes him something. After a rude awakening by his performance in the class and on the track, Malik, although newly motivated, fails to take his professor’s advice to not let others categorize him by joining a group that does just that. Malik only truly realizes his professor’s advice after a tragic shooting takes place on campus.
The hunters and Huntees Do you agree with the saying that there are “two classes of people in the world the hunters or the huntees” (18)? The story “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell, is about how different people have different perspectives. General Zaroff thinks “God makes some men poets. Some he makes kings, some beggars. Me he made a hunter” (22).
If there was a way to discover one’s own destiny, would the man avert himself from it, or learn to accept it and go along? In Ted Chiang’s Story Of Your Life, the main character Dr. Louise Banks sees her own fate while doing her work on the alien’s language. Foreshadowing events in her life strongly support the theme “accepting one’s fate” of the story. This is represented by how she foreshadows events she would dislike and events she would find satisfactory.
The Difficulty of Being Nice. I am certain a familiar dilemma wouldn’t be uncommon for those who have associated in particular with the voluntary/ non-profit sphere. Moreover, there seem to be an implicit ‘rule of thumb’ that sets the game between an intervening agency and the beneficiary. Notably, it broadly emphasise it is a matter of obligation/ charity for the former, while for the latter it is about survival/ dignity. No matter, every time the dice is cast, it seemingly rolls out for the latter.
Tatiana Tarasoff was a young college student who was enjoying her life at the University of California at Berkeley in 1968. Also on this campus was another student by the name of Prosenjit Poddar, originally from India. Their paths would cross on numerous occasions and the evil that came from it will create a question and situations that would affect future generations of counselors from that moment forward. When it comes to duty to warn, what role is it of the counselor when protecting their client and the general public and how does that affect the relationship between client and counselor.
Being successful in school can greatly benefit a student in his or her life. There are multiple ways to be successful throughout school, and there are many techniques that the school can do to help a student learn to his or her best ability. Standardize testing is one of the techniques used in many schools throughout the country. Because of the “No Child Left Behind” legislation, the use of standardized testing has “grown dramatically in the recent years” (Wright). Because of this new legislation, kids are being tested every four years starting in the fourth grade.
In a person’s childhood, most of their major decisions that they are faced with in life are made by their parents or guardians. Parents make the decisions for them because they want the best for their children, and want them to have a good chance to survive in the real world when they reach adulthood. After childhood however, they must make decisions for themselves, which will eventually lead them towards their dreams or the life their parents were afraid of. In the book The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, the decisions that were made for the author Wes Moore, led him away from living the life of a criminal, to living the life of a very successful man. In his life, Wes’s mom (Joy) made most of the important decisions that led him to success.
To begin with, the role models of both Wes’ has positively and negatively impacted their future. In regards to the author Wes, his mother, Joy, played a huge role in Wes life because she pushed and motivated Wes to do well in school regardless of the environment he was living in and the financial issues his family was facing. As Joy explained, “ ‘Well, your grades obviously aren’t bad because you can’t pick this stuff up or because you are stupid, you are just not working hard enough’ ” (The Other Wes Moore 76). When Joy started to notice that Wes skipped school, she needed to take action to prevent Wes from making bad decisions for his future, such as becoming a drug dealer.