The Other Wes Moore

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Ray Character Analysis

Ray is the boyfriend of a girl Wes sleeps with, who subsequently gets into a fight with Wes. After summoning his boys, Wes chases Ray downs the street shooting at him. Ray is shot in the shoulder, although he recovers quickly. Wes is sent to a juvenile detention facility for six months for his involvement in the shooting.
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Ray Character Timeline in The Other Wes Moore

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Chapter 5: Lost
Luck vs. Choice Theme Icon
Friendship, Family, and Brotherhood Theme Icon
Discipline and Violence  Theme Icon
...two creep down to the front door only to find an angry older teenager named Ray waiting out on the street. Ray first yells at the girl (his girlfriend) before coming... (full context)
Friendship, Family, and Brotherhood Theme Icon
Inclusion vs. Exclusion Theme Icon
Discipline and Violence  Theme Icon
...arrest him while Mary shouts at him through tears. Mary asks him if he shot Ray, but Wes does not reply. Just as the police car pulls away, Wes tries to... (full context)
Chapter 6: Hunted
Luck vs. Choice Theme Icon
Friendship, Family, and Brotherhood Theme Icon
Inclusion vs. Exclusion Theme Icon
Race, Inequality, and Injustice Theme Icon
Discipline and Violence  Theme Icon
...White Boy and Wes, who dropped out two years ago. After being arrested for shooting Ray, Wes was lucky; Ray sustained only a minor injury and Wes was tried in a... (full context)