The Other Wes Moore And Man's Environment Analysis

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Environment Means Everything Former Olympic Sprinter, Wilma Rudolph, once said “It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.” This quote by Rudolph is a prime example of how hard the inner-city life can be to overcome. In “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” it portrays the struggle of the inner-city life between the two main characters as one has the discipline to escape the inner-city life, while the other is trapped in it forever. Living in the inner-city can be really difficult with the horrible surroundings such as drugs and violence that happen every day in the inner-city. However, as Wilma Rudolph claims, anyone can escape the brutal inner-city life, they just need the discipline and will to do so. Ancient philosopher, Hzun Tzu, wrote in his text, “Man’s Nature is Evil,” that everyone …show more content…
The author Wes Moore lived in a bad neighborhood, but was able to overcome it with the help of his family. After being sent to military school, he got his life together which led to him becoming a very prestigious Rhodes Scholar. The other Wes Moore on the other hand was not so fortunate. With the influence of his brother Tony selling drugs, he lived a life of crime and violence. This led to him assisting Tony in killing a police officer which led him to a life sentence in prison. Both Wes Moores were capable of changing their lives, but only one, the author, actually was willing to make a change. Ergo, this shows that environment is a crucial factor in deciding whether a person is good or evil, but they have the option, if they are up to the challenge, to make a change and escape their environment to better their

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