What Are The Differences In The Other Wes Moore's Life

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In the book, The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore illustrates the influences of family and environment through the use of altering narratives. By going back and forth through both Wes Moore’s lives, the audience can see how their differences in families and environments led them to make the decisions they chose. Families are one of the most important factors in a child's life. They influence the child's development and the paths they’re gonna take. Both Wes’s grew up in fatherless homes, but had big differences in their mothers which led to different stories. When governor elect Wes was struggling in school and getting caught up with the wrong types of people, his mom decided to send him away to a military school to help. However, the other Wes’s …show more content…

When he was still in school he got caught up with Alicia and eventually their relationship turned to something more when he got her pregnant. During this time Wes was also skipping school and just starting in the drug business. When Mary found out about Alicia's pregnancy, she turned a blind eye to it and Alicia ended up without the help or support she needed from both Mary and Wes. The effects of an absent father figure weighed on Wes. The indifference he felt about being a father led him to leave Alicia to deal with the baby herself. Leaving Alicia as a single teen …show more content…

In chapter 6, Wes and his comrade, Dalio, were walking out of their campus to a pizza shop when a red Toyota chased them down. At first the person seemed pretty harmless but as the night went on the person got more aggressive which eventually led to Wes Moore being a victim of a hate crime. Wes Moore illustrates his anger and frustration with the situation. He felt embarrassed to be assaulted like that in front of his comrade without being able to do anything. He contemplates whether or not he should fight the person like he would do in Brooklyn, or take the safe route and flight. Eventually he decided that avoiding the person in whole and running back to campus would be the safest option. The product of his environment led him to make smarter choices then what he would make if he was still in Brooklyn, fighting to gain that feeling of superiority. A sense of pride for coming on

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