This book is about two kids both named Wes Moore and grew up blocks away from one another. Both grew up with no father figure, had a difficult childhood, hung out on the street corners, and ran into to trouble with the law. Although throughout all this trouble the author Wes Moore came out very successful. He was a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House fellow, and a business leader whereas the other Wes Moore is convicted of murder and serving a life sentence in jail. It is a fascinating experience to live down the street from someone who shares the same exact name as you and live very similar lives but takes very different paths in life. As a young child all you want to do is fit in and have friends. Some children are very affected …show more content…
“Wes now had more money in his pocket than he’d ever had before, which kept him outfitted in new clothe. “I was impressed. I had never seen anything like that before. I had never seen a man, a peer, demand that much respect from his people. I had seen Shea demand respect in the neighborhood, but this was different. This was real respect, the kind you can’t beat or scare out of people. That is when I started to understand that I was in a different environment.”. The author Wes was beginning to realize that the respect in the neighborhood was nothing compared to the respect you could receive here. Wes was beginning to realize that the path he was taking in life was not good and his mom sent him here for a reason and because she loves him and wants the best for him. His surroundings was affecting his behavior and he was beginning to realize that. The people in the environment may also have a big effect on kids and their actions. “My eyes watered as i sat in the backseat of the cruiser, watching out the window as the two cops picked Shea up off the ground and led him toward the backseat with me. Shea winked at me as …show more content…
He thinks it’s cool. Now that he is sitting in the back of the squad car crying he realizes that this is somewhere he doesn’t want to be. “Wes had no intention of going to school. He was supposed to meet Woody later-they were going to skip school with some friends, stay at Wes’s house, and have a cookout… the boys all hopped on their bikes and rode to the corner store, where they picked up some Mad Dog 20/20 and rolling papers and ,within a half hour, the party was getting started”. The other Wes was beginning to skip school and didn't care at all and it didn't bother him. Hanging with his friends in the neighborhood and having fun seemed more important to him than school. Smoking weed and drinking was his party and school and getting an education was the last thing on his mind. Lastly wanting to provide for you family. Both Wes Moore were poor and lived in poor communities. Nobody around them were wealthy in any type way or form. The only way people made good money around their neighborhood was dealing. Tony knew better. Tony had now spent over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game. He also knew there was no way for someone as young as Wes to make that kind of money
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The Supreme Court has just recently rejected a case about the Confederate Flag emblem being on the Mississippi flag, and Carlos Moore, an African-American man, who petitioned the court over his reason of how the flag, where it is located in state buildings, courts, and schools, symbolically expresses support for white supremacists. The justices didn’t exactly give a reasoning for the appeal, but a federal appeals court rejected the lawsuit, because of lack of standing. In the article it says “They said he demonstrated that he feels stigmatized.
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To Respect or to be a Kiss Up “Treat others the way you want to be treated. ” We’ve all heard that overused phrase growing up. The same goes for me as well, and to me, respect has been a huge part of my culture and many other Asian cultures. Respect is the root of what makes people who they are today. It shows that you admire them, that you care for them, or possibly even fear them.
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 author, Wes Moore, deals with a lot of obstacles throughout his childhood. The story seems to begin after the death of his father.
Violence was much more powerful than we imagine not only because it led tremendous dis- aster, but also due to the deep impact on individuals. In the book of the Outsiders, the violence of Johnny’s family, the other greasers, and their opposing gangs, the Socials, strongly affected Johnny. The Violence of Johnny’s family impacts Johny’s natural instincts, which means that some of his characteristics were already fixed since he was born, and influenced him in daily life. Johnny grew up in a family without care, love, and understanding.
Alexa Harlem Mrs. Mercer College Writing - 4 11 September 2015 Question #1 The Other Wes Moore is a novel that uses the structure informative and narrative which provides information about the characters throughout the book and tells the story. This informative and narrative structure contributes to the overall effect of the book because Wes Moore the author explains how the two Wes Moore’s lives changed into completely different paths. One Wes went to military school and the other stayed home and dealt drugs. One wes kills a police officer and is arrested and the other one visits him in prison.
Respect is defined as “relation or reference”. In the story, “A Celebration of Grandfather,” by Rudolfo Anaya, he shows his relationship between his grandfather and him. The relationship was good because he still remembered the times he spent with his grandfather even though he passed away. His grandfather taught him to be respectful to his elders. The theme of this story is a person always has to show the respect to his or her elders.
They are still developing and learning important social skills. “During these critical years, the foundation is laid for a child’s physical and mental health, affecting everything from longevity to the lifelong capacity to learn, from the ability to adapt to change to the capacity for resilience against adverse circumstances.” (cite) How a child grows and learns will affect their life forever, growing up in a loving home with an education while they are little will help them on their
It was awesome when my sister’s cheer team Synergy got first place at her cheer competition and won a trip to Orlando, Florida. Then we went to The Mall of America and went to the amusement park and road rides. Then later we went to dinner with all the girls on the cheer team at Dicks Last Resort, i would recommend going here if you're ever at The Mall of America. For the reasons above this trip to The Mall of America was totally amazing.
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