The Other Wes Moore Outline – Compare and Contrast

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Amber Armfield
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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 Wes Moore’s share many differences. e. When the author Wes was a young boy, he punched his older sister Nikki after she bite him because he jabbed at her face. His mother was quick to fume with rage, but the father was quick to come to the defense of author Wes. “Main Man, you just can’t hit people, particularly women. You must defend them, not fight them (Moore11).” The interactions between the author Wes and his father show that Wes was genuinely loved and cared for. This segment in the book also shows how the father was the foundation of the household and kept peace. f. The Other Wes Moore’s farther was a dead-beat drunk, who was never once able to recognize Wes as his son. “”Who is this?” Mary smirked and rolled her eyes. She could not believe his audacity. Wes didn’t understand why, but he felt a tension in the room. Mary looked down at her son and uttered the words she had never said before and never thought she would say. “Wes, meet your father.”(Moore25)”

III. Paragraph #2: g. Both the Author Wes Moore and the Other Wes Moore shared household values, but both in two entirely different ways.…...

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