The Other Wes Moore

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Tu Vu November 16, 2012 Core: A The Other Wes Moore Summary One name: Two Fates. Two kids with the same name, living in the same decaying city. One grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation. They both were born into the same city in low income families. Both struggle in school initially. Both their fathers were missing from the picture. However, Wes Moore who grows up to be the author was raised by a single mother because his father passes away due to a misdiagnosis. The other’s Wes Moore dad is not a part of his son’s life by choice. The author’s mother is a college graduate, prioritized education, and fight to find her son opportunities when she see that he is struggling to find the right path. The other Wes Moore’s mother never wants her sons to end up involved in drugs and robbery, but is unable to meaningfully intervene. Wes Moore, whose mother places him in private school, feels stuck between two words: his rich classmates and the kids in the neighborhood. He finds his place when he got send to military school. At first, he hates the military school, but after a few month of being discipline by the sergeants, he orients his goal and learns always to be calm after he gets hit in the face while walking with his friend. Wes Moore has success his goal by being the first black Rhodes Scholar to come out of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. When Moore on his mission to learns Africa culture, he begins to know about the different between the two cultures. Having a good role model in a child life make it easier for them to go down the wrong path is what Moore believes after a trip to Africa. Unlike the author, the other Wes Moore goes down the

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