Other Wes Moore Character Analysis

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(What is Family?) Family in many ways is like a rock; when a rock is in water it will sink, and when a family member is in a big crisis the rest of the family tends to sink as well. Family is one of the most important things in a person life, but family could also weigh you down. The readers see this reoccurring theme of Family in Betty Smith’s book A Tree grows In Brooklynn, and Wes Moore’s book Other Wes Moore with Family being supportive, Family being influential, and Family being Appreciative are three major qualities of family. Family is supposed to have the system of support and we see this system play out in both books. An illustration of this would be when Katie had just given birth to Francine and was seeking advice in how she would raise the child and asked her mother Mary, she said to Katie “The secret lies in the reading and Writing. You are able to read. Every day you must read one page from some good book to your child. Every day this must be until the child learns to read” (Smith 83). This is just one out of many ways the characters in this book show a system of support is much needed. Another example of Family being supportive would be in other Wes Moore how author Wes’s mom supports him by giving him a…show more content…
Readers also see this play out in both books In a Tree Grows in Brooklyn Johnny Nolan’s character loves to sing Songs, Francine loves to read and write, and Katie likes to salvage dilemmas. Even though these seem like little things it’s the little things that are appreciate that causes a family to be stronger. In Other Wes Moore after Author Wes comes home from military school he’s very appreciative of his mother for sending him away. He was able to fortify real life man skills, and now has a new outlook on life. He faces the reality of the NBA not really being possible so instead he peruses

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