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 Other Wes Moore, a story of two boys with the same name living in West Baltimore, epitomizes the struggles of growing up in a tough low income area. From a young age, both Wes Moore, and the other Wes are raised by only their mother. Without a father, the life’s of each Wes’s mother becomes harder to manage. As the story carries on, Wes Moore moves to the South Bronx, where his mom is supported by his grandparents. Meanwhile, the other Wes remains in Baltimore for the remainder of his adolescence, watching his mother raise two boys without help.
The Wes Moore’s Success Can a person's successfulness really depend on on the way they were raised and environment they live in? Many argue that a person’s nature, other wise known as their physical surroundings, could affect how successful someone could become in their future. Others argue that it is a person's nurture that determine their successfulness. In “The Other Wes Moore,” Wes Moore, the author, and the other Wes Moore share the same name and similar lives, but only one manifested himself into a successful life. How did only one Wes Moore manage to make his life successful?
Wes Moore 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.
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.
The Other Wes Moore is a novel about two men named Wes Moore, who were both born in Baltimore City, Maryland with similar childhoods. The author, Wes Moore, describes the path the two took in order to determine their fates today. Moore, the author, is a successful scholar, decorated veteran, and a political and business leader, while the other, who will be differentiated as Wes, ended up serving a life sentence for murder. Within both of their life stories, the novel’s sensory, description, and metaphors, can be analyzed into a deeper meaning. Wes had been living his whole life in the streets of Baltimore, grew up fatherless and was left with a brother named Tony who was involved in drugs, crime, and other illegal activity.
Decision Making Throughout your average day you make hundreds of decisions. Things like what you were going to wear, what class to go to, what to eat for lunch, or what pencil to use are all examples of decisions everyone makes on a daily basis. However, some decisions you make can change not only your life, but the lives of others. In the novel The Other Wes Moore, both Weses make decisions that impact their lives severely.
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.
In the book “The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates”, the author Wes Moore tells a story of his life as a young boy growing up in Maryland. Wes Moore’s story tells his readers about how he was confronted with a series of challenges and what he and his family did to support him and keep him from going down the wrong path which would have negatively impacted his future. Throughout different times in Wes Moore’s life, he exhibits many of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile traits. Wes Moore showed that he was a thinker, knowledgeable and caring. Wes Moore did many things that exhibited he was a thinker in “The Other Wes Moore”.
This essay discusses both the author Wes and the other Wes different outcomes as to how they ended up in the future. This was all mostly based on the choices they made in the past , Not only that but the fact that they both missed out on having their fathers in their lives. This comes to show that whether or not you let something affect you it will also affect your future and who you become. The author Wes turned out to be a very successful man and even got married . As to the other Wes who is in prison for the rest of his life only getting to see his kids once in a while behind bars .
As I sit in the basement of the Lilly Library, surrounded by friends who have become family in a few short months, covered in calculus and EQ notes, and listening to some Duke Ellington jazz music for my Music 101 class, I can’t help but reflect on what this year has meant to me and my development as a student, athlete, brother, friend, and person. I entered Wabash College not exactly sure what to expect; I knew it was going to be different, but I also knew that with change I wanted to keep an open mind that was ready to learn and grow. Freshman tutorial and especially enduring questions are two classes that have pushed my boundaries as a person, forcing me to question core beliefs and ideas that seemed previously engrained in my mind. Throughout
The Misfit’s Transformation in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor is known for her grotesque tales, and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is no exception. The story follows a family’s journey to Florida and their encounter with a wanted criminal, the Misfit. Unfortunately, the family is quickly killed off by the Misfit’s henchmen, leaving the Grandmother alone trying to persuade the Misfit to not kill her. O’Connor presents the ending in an ambiguous way, asking readers if the Misfit will remain to be the same criminal he was after confronting the Grandmother.
In Lexington, Virginia, Larry Bowman is at the police academy training to become a state trooper and a out of uniform cop. The trainee did not know he would be in for when he first decided to go to the academy. Larry had grown up in the small town of Blacksburg wanting to be a undercover cop or a professional athlete. He was a great football player with awful grades so he couldn’t take the offers to play at Alabama, Georgia or Marshall. But, because of his grades he couldn’t play anywhere so he decided to go to the police academy right after high school.
“I had to help them. There was choice. ” This is the true story of one remarkable man, Oskar Schindler, who outwitted the Nazis to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other man during World War II. Oskar Schindler is a historic figure and a hero of the Holocaust. He was born on April 28, 1908 in Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary, which is now Svitavy, Czech Republic.
•Jimmy is a serious, quiet, mysteries individual who portrays a hero because he is seen as the star player. After the death of his coach, he stopped playing basketball. Many people tried to persuade him to get back in the game, except Norman Dale. Norman did not push him or try to pressure him into playing basketball. The Incentive Theory applies to Jimmy because he decided to play ball again in exchange for Norman Dale to stay as coach.