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The Other Wes Moore: Chapter 8: Surrounded


Taylor Mull

on 1 November 2012

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Transcript of The Other Wes Moore: Chapter 8: Surrounded

Chapter 8:
Relate to Self Questions FC Values Act as the other Wes's defense or prosecution. Pick a side and present your evidence on why the Other Wes did or did not do it. In the chapter, the Other Wes's mother, Mary, suddenly hears the news that her sons are suspects in the jewelry heist/police murder and she feels crazy guilty. Do you think that our parents live vicariously through their children?
In relation to author Wes, have you ever been put to the front of the line because you knew someone important? Is that a good or bad thing?
An important theme throughout the whole book is poverty and social caste system. While in South Africa, Author Wes makes a startling realization which gave him a sense of pride. Why do you think we naturally caste ourselves and others? Has this ever caused problems? How did Author Wes's trip to South Africa affect his life goals versus the other Wes and his jail time?
Why do you think the other Wes keep insisting he was never there? Do you think he did it? Why doesn't any one believe him?

Author Wes's FC Value of lifelong pursuit of learning and continuation of school and South Africa put him above the other Wes?
Does the other Wes take responsibility for his actions or is he not to blame?
How does faith and aspirations contribute to lifelong progression?
The Other Wes Moore
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