Wes and his brother Tony both have rough lives and grow up taking drugs and hanging out on the streets. This quote is significant because Wes has no one who believes in him or helps him to change his lifestyle. Wes can not change because no one is there for him. Wes needs someone like his brother Tony to show he believes in him. In this quote, Wes Moore, the narrator is speaking about how is life is different from the other Wes’s, although they grew up with
“Sonny’s Blues” tells the story of two estranged brothers who lead very different lives with only one similarity: darkness. However, even the darkness was dissimilar, arising from the differences in their lives. Sonny found his passion in music, which he pursued despite his family’s disapproval, but his lifestyle led him to a drug addiction. On the other hand, his brother, the narrator, has an average life with a nice home and family. The narrator’s darkness comes from his inability to deal with emotions; he tells himself that he and the people around him have no suffering in their lives, despite the darkness being everywhere he looks.
After the disagreement he did not talk to Sonny, even following the news his arrest, until after his little girl, Grace died. When Grace died, the narrator finally wrote Sonny and kept in touch as much as he could after that, inviting him to stay with him after he was released from prison. The narrator was scared that he was "simply bringing [Sonny] back into the danger he had almost died trying to escape" (74), by bringing him to his house; but, he felt an obligation to his mother to take care of Sonny like he promised to but failed. The strain of the argument and the tension of Sonny's arrest was obvious as Isabel is the only reason Sonny felt comfortable. The fact that Isabel and her family only endured Sonny and his music was only for his brother still bothered him and he would avoid being
I mustn’t act like a baby I must try to be strong” (60). Salva never wanted his uncle to leave him but he knew that there was nothing he could do to stop his uncle from leaving. He then decided to show uncle he could be brave and live on his own. You must understand that Salva is only little at this point in the book and the fact that he has to already live for himself and be brave is startling. Even though he is still very small, he still has bravery.
John is brave throughout his journey to the Places of God and is not scared once he arrives.He discovers the truth and decides to tell his father about what he saw and dreamt about. There are countless of themes found in this story and the one I discovered is a dangerous crossing. As you read this story, you read that it was forbidden to enter the Places of the Gods and it was declared to be off limits. Numberless of people wanted to know what was in the East but they
From the beginning of the story it is clear that there is a lack of an authority figure in Alex’s life. His parents seem to be emotionally absent, they do not question their sons lack of school attendants, nor do they question where he is and wants he is doing late at night. Alex had a very relaxed upbringing and was allowed to do whatever, whenever with no consequences. The “Droog" gang members also had a negative impact on Alex’s decision making and problem solving abilities. Growing up with this lack of authority and the inability to differ between right and wrong is the ideal environment for the makings of a psychopath.
Sean shows Will the pictures of him after he was whipped by his guardians and taken into defensive administrations. Will has never seen these photos and this places him in an extremely defenseless place and there is no spot he can cover up. Sean is not quite the same as different psychologist and individuals throughout his life in light of the fact that he pushes Will to either talk, or stay noiseless for their treatment sessions. Sean is a specialist and an individual who thinks about Will 's prosperity and reveals to him that he isn 't going
The disabled prisoner is considered the least taken cared for because no “special” rights were issued to them. Think about it a prisoner with no legs or no arms and they need assistance but the correction officer opens the cell doors he does not care at all. So around forty years ago president jimmy carter signed a document that stated “The Rehabilitation Act was created to apply to federal executive agencies “so in sort term that meant that disabled prisoners will receive care for all of those years with the disability. And now some but not “all” prisons give the prisoners assistance or give them prosthetics every day inmates who have this tragic disability are routinely denied their aid on a daily basis. Which makes that a nightmarish survival
The one thing that I never stopped trying in was being threatened because of my actions. Even with all of my punishments, it was until my dad took me to the beach to have a one on one man to man talk. To me this was big. My dad and I have a really great relationship, but we never really had any serious talks like this before. Mainly because I never needed to have a “talk” but also because that just wasn’t how he and I connected.
Nick starts the book out as a loyal non-judgemental man and continues like this for the whole book. With every twist and turn he gets in the book, he never fails to stay to himself because that's the way he was raised. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,” he told me, “just remember that all of the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.” this quote is in the beginning when Nick tells us that his dad said this to him and it has stuck with him ever since. This quote defines Nick and who he is and wants t be as a person. Nick has some ups and downs throughout the book but he never gives up on that motto.