Different Fates In Moore's The Other Wes Moore

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Two men with the same name who grew up in thee same part of town have very different fates based on many different aspects of their lives. The Other Wes Moore is a story written by Moore himself. He tells the story of both their lives and how they started the same but ended with him being a Rhodes scholar and the other Wes in jail for the rest of his life because he murdered a cop. Both of these men had influences that made their lives so different today. Parent influences, personal experiences, and choices they made all formed very different lives that produced different fates.
Parental units played a big role in the fates of both men. Both of them lived without a father for a majority of their life. Wes’ dad died when he was very young due to a rare disease, while the other Wes had
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Both author Wes and the other Wes made good and bad decisions in their lives. At one point, the other Wes decided to enter the job corps and get an education so he could get a job and provide for his children. When he left the job corps he went back to reality and fell right back into the drug game. One day Wes, Tony and two others robbed a jewelry store at gunpoint and he shot and killed a cop. A year after the murder Wes was on trial when he heard the words, “On the charge of first-degree felony murder, the jury finds the defendant.... guilty”(Moore 156). Wes would spend the rest of his life in a jail cell. Every decision you make can have a positive or negative result.
Parental influence, life experiences, and choices both Wes Moores made resulted in two very different lives. Author Wes Moore is a Rhodes Scholar and worked in the military for many years while the other Wes Moore was convicted of murder and will spend the rest of his life in jail. These two men with the same name and very similar childhoods have very different lives now due to parental influence, life experiences, and the choices they

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