Analysis Of The Book ' The Other Wes Moore '

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The Other Wes Moore is an autobiographical novel that is told from the heart of author, Wes Moore, while showing an illustrative purpose. One section of his book, in the epilogue, shows Moore diving into a more personal note on the roller coaster of a life he has lived, thus far. He uses his tone and diction to reflect on how the environment people grow up in can influence the ways they act and to explain that the people closest to you can change the opportunities you may have later in life, while using imagery and parallelism to show that no matter who you are or what background you come from, it can’t restrict or confine you from doing extraordinary things. Moore uses his tone to help the readers comprehend how the environment he grew up in influenced the way he acted and behaved growing up. His tone can be described as discouraging but yet inspiring as he writes about how limited his world was growing up. Moore writes, “When we’re young, it sometimes seems as if the world doesn’t exist outside our city, our block, our house, our room. We make decisions based on what we see in that limited world and follow the only models available” (Moore 179). The tone can be discouraging as he explains his thoughts about being blockaded inside the city in which he once lived in. Wes writes as if he feels that there is no other life outside of Baltimore or in the Bronx. Moore is saying that the decisions that were made throughout his childhood were justifiable because he was only…

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