However, even after his positive experience at Job Corps, Moore was so scarred by the environment in which he was raised that he ended up in prison for life without parole. Because the two Wes Moores had such different friends, they ended up becoming separate people and experienced differing levels of success in their lives.
One of his strengths is that he is strong and he just loves to get in trouble. He hates to be called champ. Cole has a very strong will. He has had some experience with fighting, he fought a lot of kids in school, he recently just beat up a kid named Petter. Cole hates his parents and is afraid of his father. Apparently his father beats him when he does something wrong, or gets in trouble. So far we don't know all Coles weaknesses but he hates being touched, called names, and hates getting told on. On page 15 of Spirit Bear it says why cole doesn't want to be called champ, it says, “”quit calling me champ,” cole mumbled “that's not my
In order for Cole to heal, he needs to go back to the island and be given a second chance of redemption. “The power to choose was the real power, not the fake power of making others afraid.” Cole made his decision, “He wanted to live.” Cole wanted to live and make new choices to make up for his bad choices. He didn’t want to die because he couldn’t make any choices.
In the text, the intrinsic factor that most influences the author is perseverance, while the intrinsic factor that most influences Wes is motivation. Early in the book we find out that the author’s father died and that his mother wasn’t “coping well with her husband’s death” she was “losing her grip.” (Moore, 37) And very soon after she’d realized that she moved everyone from Maryland to the Bronx in New York. The author was “apprehensive about moving away from my (his) friends, from the only world I’d (he’d) known.” (Moore, 38) But still after his father’s death and moving so quickly from Maryland he was motivated and tried his best and later went on to do big things despite what would effect a lot of kids’ attitude on life. The intrinsic factor that affected Wes was motivation. He lacked motivation to be a better person even after he was arrested for carrying a knife to “send a message” (Moore, 34) to a kid who tried to mess with him and after “Tony tried to keep Wes in school and away from the drug game for as long as Wes could remember” (Moore, 71) But Wes continued to deal drugs and get arrested for trying to assault a person (and other reasons). These intrinsic factors are about the same thing but the author didn’t let obstacles get in the way of perseverance and Wes lacked in
As a result of being attacked by the Spirit Bear Cole had to go a hospital which made him leave Circle Justice. According to the text, “A famous parole officer let you get mauled by a bear...When you’re released...you’ll still be facing a jail term.” It wasn’t Cole’s fault that he got attacked by the Spirit Bear. Cole should get a second chance because it wasn’t his choice to mauled by Spirit Bear.
Cole had countless moments where he was reckless and obviously dealing with conflict from within. Growing up Cole was always labeled as the delinquent and a hopeless case. He felt like no one ever cared about him and that he was always on his own. “Cole thought back to all the people at home who had tried to help him over the years. He hated their fake concern. They didn't really care what happened to him. They were gutless—he could see it in their eyes. They were afraid, glad to be rid of him. They pretended to help only because they didn't know what else to do. “p ( ). After the attack Cole had to make a decision, did he want to fight for his life or just give up and die. He chose to fight and after that tough decision something changed within him, he discovered a new outlook on life. He went back to the island that he once hated and wanted nothing more than to get leave it and ended up becoming closer with nature and loving all the new learning opportunities. He also mended two relationships; one with his mother and the other with Peter, two people he thought he would never talk to let alone have a relationship with once again. In the beginning, Cole was broken and someone who didn’t value relationships or life, but he grew and started to understand the true meaning of it all.
I think that Intrinsic factors, such as mindset, and drive, had the most impact in how each Wes turned out. Many people argue that the most impacts are opportunities and family support. What this argument fails to consider is both Wes’s had opportunities and supporters but only one used their last opportunity to do something good in life and be successful and the other one didn’t which is why he is locked up for life.
I do not believe Colton harris-moore deliberately chose a life of crime, however, I do believe his childhood played a significant role in establishing his criminal pursuits. throughout Colton's criminal proceedings his lawyer argued that, although, Colton had committed several criminal offenses throughout his life, he was simply a product of a broken home. Colton was a victim to alcohol before he was even born, his mother was an alcoholic, and drank while she was pregnant, and her alcoholic abuse continued throughout Colton's childhood. So in closing, I believe Colton harris-moore did not deliberately choose a life of crime. I believe it all begin as a means of survival, that eventually adapted into a new way of life, the only way of life,
In the past, I consider myself to have been an exceedingly competitive perfectionist. In contrast to my no-nonsense attitude, Charles seemed to approach life in a jokingly matter, even when times were not the most appropriate. I was highly ambitious and passionate about my future goals in life, but Charles had no idea what he wanted to pursue in life and took this as an opportunity to ridicule
In premodern times banishment was a particularly dreadful punishment since it not only meant years of aimless wandering away from family and familiar places, but also meant being a sort of permanent outcast, someone who never felt at home, and was always at odds with the environment, inconsolable about the past, bitter about the present and the future. There has always been an association between the idea of exile and the terrors of being a leper, a social and moral