Analysis Of The Movie ' You Can Kiss Your Family & Friends Goodbye '

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Frederick Buechner once wrote “You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives with you.” This thought applies to The Other Wes Moore, a book written about two young boys with the same name. Both Wes Moores go through twists and turns in their lives. One grows up to be a successful certified U.S Army trooper, while the other will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Each boy’s environment greatly impacted his choices, chances, and opportunities. The two Wes’s families, peers, and neighborhoods all played a role in their life outcomes. Families play a big role because they protect each other and take care of each other. In Wes #1’s life, family was the most important resource for him. Wes #1’s grandparents cared about him and would do anything to support him. For example, his grandparents “took the money they had in the home in the Bronx, decades of savings and mortgage payments, and gave it to my mother so that she could pay for my first year of military school” (Moore 96). Wes #1’s grandparents showed a selfless role in Wes’s life, because they truly want him to succeed and would give up anything to make him accomplish his goals. Also, Wes #1’s mother always taught Wes the proper way to respect women and to never hit them. In addition, having the supportive family impacted his choices later on because he…

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