By the other Wes not going to school and getting into the drug game accounted to his fate and by Wes going to military school helped him on the right path. Another difference in the men’s lives that changed their fate was their families. The other Wes did not have good role models when he was growing up. His brother Tony was big into the drug industry and most of his friends were into the drug game. Even though Tony didn’t want Wes in the drug game, “Tony had now spent over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game”(Moore 70). As a young child it is hard to not follow in your family's footsteps when that's all you know to be true. When the other Wes was making decisions about his life he didn’t have good role models to show him what is right and wrong. On the other hand Wes had very good role models in his life. His mother did everything she could for Wes, like sending him to a private school, moving in with their grandparents and sending him to military. His mom and grandparents sacrificed a lot for him to have a good future. Also, they were good role models, hard-working and
Our lives are molded by our surroundings, environment, and our decisions. Whether we live in a safe, uplifting community, or a dangerous low-spirited community, these little things can express our personality and even our fates. The novel, The Other Wes Moore has a theme of ongoing decisions and environments that changed the other Wes Moore and the author's lives. We can learn from the mistakes we make, but not understanding the mistakes will cause a burden in your life. The other Wes Moore was taught to forget his past, and this has caused him to make decisions that changed his life forever. The factors of setting, stabilizing standards, and making good decisions really set the stage for our lives.
In the book “The Other Wes Moore,” Intrinsic factors play a significant role in determining the Wes Moore’s success. This narrative explains the intrinsic challenges that both Wes Moore’s had to overcome in order to succeed and it explains how the people surrounding them, the was main reason that the author was led to a successful life and the other Wes Moore was led to failure.
One phrase that comes to mind when I think of one of the themes in “The Other Wes Moore” is “Keep Calm and Carry On”. Persistence plays a huge role in both of the Wes’s lives, as well as mines. During the author’s time at Valley Forge he realized that it was going to take nothing but continuance through his hard adjustment at the school, while the “other” Wes had to realize that no matter how he did it, or what it risk were at hand, his job as a father was to provide for his family.
In contrast, the Other Wes had Moore of a fixed mindset. Fixed mindset, as defined by Dweck in her article Bornology means that an individual believes that their talent is fixed. For instance, if we give a quiz of 5rd grade to 4th grade students, the Fixed mindset student will think that they are not enough smart for this quiz and will not try their best to solve the questions, while the growth mindset students will try to solve the questions. Indeed, Fixed mindset individuals thinks that their intelligence can’t improve and they don’t even want to try to learn new things. Similarly, in the book “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore, the other Wes Moore dreamed of becoming a professional football player or becoming a rapper. The other Moore’s
The factors that surround us when we are young create the people we become in the future. Usually the people and area that surround us influence the people we become in the future. If we grow up in an area with lots poverty crime and with parents that rarely give a care what we are doing with our lives. We are expected to probably lead a life of crime and violence. Unlike a person who is born in a well adjusted place with parents who concerned for their future are expected to lead better lives. We see in the book The Other Wes Moore the path both men end up taking is because of the many factors that influenced their lives during their young age. One huge factor was their mothers. Each were similar that they both raised their kids as single
The memoir The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore is about two boys with similar backgrounds living different fates. Foreshadowing, a literary device in which the author gives clues about events that will happen later in the story, help readers to determine and understand what caused the lives of the two boys to end up differently. Although, the two boys had the decision to make the right choices on their own, Wes Moore wrote the memoir to show that if children do not have strong parental figures they will not succeed in life which leads to their mothers.
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... opportunities began coming to him because he chose to live a successful life. At the end, people have to take charge of their lives and stop relying on others to do everything for them, because if they don’t, they will end up life the other Wes Moore--stuck.
Juvenile Delinquency Kojo A.Dei,in his book ‘Ties That Bind: Youth and Drugs in a Black Community’, has given insight in to an important aspect and concern that faces the US in this era. Emphasizing on the black youth in America, Dei gives the relationship of the black youth with the drugs, the influences of society and the cultural influences that build those relationships. As is given Dei’s vivid presentation of the portraits of five youths—the emic point of view—reveals individual thought processes that shape behavior and attitudes. Ties That Bind is not about despised antisocial individuals whose morals are debased. Instead, it is about people who are attempting to achieve success as members of their family, their community, and the larger society as well. In particular, Dei links drug use and sales by Black youths to the larger political economy. This engaging, thought-provoking study replaces misconceptions with authenticity to provide a comprehensive understanding of the drug phenomenon in a minority neighborhood”. While in ‘Ain’t no makin’ it’, Jay Macleod “looks at the aspirations and attainment of two different groups in a low income neighborhood of the Clarendon heights public housing project. Several years of intensive fieldwork allowed Macleod to identify and track two very distinct groups over a period of twelve years. This fieldwork along with the use of several theoretical frameworks looks at unraveling the “American ideology”, the realities of economic inequalities, social status, and immobility in what many consider the land of opportunity. Macleod identifies two groups in his sample within the Clarendon Heights housing project, the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers. This research project intimately looks at ...