Essay on The Other Wes Moore Outline – Compare and Contrast

646 Words Mar 12th, 2015 3 Pages
Amber Armfield
English 111
Professor Correll
March 3, 2015
Paper #2 Outline – Compare and Contrast

I. Introduction Paragraph: a. Can two men with similar traits and backgrounds grow up to be completely different? b. In “The Other Wes Moore” the story shows how the Author Wes Moore and the Other Wes Moore are both similar, but also unmistakably different. “Your farther wasn’t there because he couldn’t be, my father wasn’t there because he chose not to be. We’re going to mourn their absence in different ways.” c. The absence or presence of a parent can make or break a person.

II. Paragraph #1: d. Although Wes and the other Wes Moore both grew up in the same city around the same time period, both
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The difference lye within their characteristics; the author Wes’s mother was a strong, independent, educated woman that served her family relentlessly. “My mother slept in the living room to stand guard, she said. She didn’t want me and my sisters to be the first people a trespasser ran into if they entered the house. She was determined to protect us (Moore36).” Later she realized she was losing her grip and needed the assistance only her parents could provide, and they did. i. The similarities with the Other Wes’s mother was that she too was never home, but the contrast lye with the mistake she made with leaving Tony as the only guardian. “Wes, now eight years old, was free from any adult supervision till then. His brother, six years older, was the closest thing Wes had to a caretaker during the daylight hours and was fiercely protective of the little brother who idolized him. But lately even Tony hadn’t been around much (Moore 26).”

In conclusion, both Wes Moore’s had critical moments and different standpoints throughout the entirety of their lives. Though they both had individual accountabilities it was the choices that they individually made that ultimately determined there fates. “Wes and I stared at each other for a moment, surrounded by the evidence that some kids were forced to become adults prematurely. These incarnated men, before they’d even reached a point of basic maturity, had flagrantly-and tragically-squandered the few opportunities they’d

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