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On page 121 paragraphs 4 and 5 Wes talks about how embarrassed he was that he didnt fight back when he was punched in the face and treated with disrespect This shows how much Wes has truly changed and grown in military schoolWes has shown how much he has grown by not reacting like he wouldve in the past Even though Wes was extremely embarrassed and shocked by his own reaction he knew it was the right thing to do He wonders should I have stayed there in the middle of the street waiting for the boys to come back somehow gotten them out of their car and tested them blow for blow Part of me was aghast when I decided that the answer was no By not reacting like he wants to it shows how he has grown and how he knows that this fight isnt worth fighting Military school really triggered a growth in Wess personality because back in the Bronx I dont think he wouldve run away from the fight In the Bronx Wes never got deep into the street life but he got far enough into it to know how fights worked He knew they hit you with a knife you find a gun Wes knew thats how the fights there worked but he had never been in a situation like he was in now The other person having a car and unknown Wes knew how to weigh out his choices He knew he had to let this one go and run to safety rather than escalate the fight It was ironic how a couple years earlier Wes wouldve done anything to go back to the Bronx where he would continue to be in fights and street life to now running back to military school for his own safety If Wes was in the same situation in the Bronx I think he would have handled it totally differently and instead of
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