The person I admire the most so far is Moreese Bickham. I admire him because of his sense of positivity, and his strength after being in prison for so long. Even though he killed two police officers I do not think he was justly prosecuted. Moreese demonstrated creativity, because he had a way of viewing life in a positive way even when he had nothing going for him. For example, how his rose bush he tends to means so much to him, when other people would not see the point of taking care of a rose bush in prison.
What surprised me most in Scott's story was how much blame he took for his fathers addiction. I never really thought of a family member's point of view of an addict. I guess it makes sense know why he felt that way, but at the same time is was a little shocking. His story taught me how much of an effect an addiction can cause on the people around the addict. Like not only was Scott suffering the consequences of his fathers addiction, but now his son is facing consequences.
"He tells me that when I am gripped by sadness, he feels responsible; he feels there must be something he can do to spring me from depression, to fix my life and that crushing sense of responsibility is exactly what I felt at the age of ten in the face of my father's drinking." (Sanders 191)
"How has Moreese adapted to life outside of prison, and what was the biggest challenge he encountered in the free world?"