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Analysis Of The Other Wes Moore

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The Other Wes Moore is a story of two men with the same name who grow up in a similar situation but they have completely different fates. The story is written by Wes Moore, who is the main character in the story. The Other Wes Moore is a non-fiction story that tells the story of two men with the same name with two different fates. The author Wes Moore grew up in Baltimore and was very poor and he was able to make it out of the city and succeed in life. This story shows his success in becoming a Rhodes scholar and college graduate. These teenagers lives are very similar to other teenagers throughout the world. Their families have low incomes and their children are set up for failure. Many fall into the trap but some have the right mindset and…show more content…
The author Wes Moore said “I was surprised to find just how much we did have in common, aside from our names, and how much our narratives intersected before they faithfully diverged. Learning the details of his story helped me understand my own life and choices.” This quote reitterates what I believe to be the theme that your fate is not determined at birth but rather by the choices you make in life. In the quote he talks about how he realized how much they had in common which was even shocking to him. I think this shows how the choices he made were the most important thing to his success. He acknowledges at the end of the quote how important the choices he made were to his life success. I feel this quote along with the story are very inspiration and very eye opening to many people across the world who are born into a bad position. I think this will show these people how important the choices they make are. This story could pave the way to success for another teen or young adult across the…show more content…
I thought the influence the author Wes’s parents had on him was an absolute key to his success. As I talked about earlier Wes was on the wrong path as a kid. He was getting into drugs and this was affecting his academics as well. Before things got out of hand Wes’s family forced him to go to military school and fix his life. Despite Wes trying to escape and quit multiple times his family kept pushing him and motivating him. We also got to see how the other Wes Moore lacked motivation from his family. His family did not push him or keep him on the write path. I think that a child 's parents keeping their kid on the right path is very important. It is the combination of parent influence and the ability to make the right choices on your own. In the story it was amazing to see how their lives started so similar but ultimately to investigate into the factors that led them to two different
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