The Pact Essay

1843 Words Apr 27th, 2007 8 Pages
The Pact:
Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

Bibliographical Information:

The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream
Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page
Published in 2002
New York, NY 10014
Riverhead Books
ISBN 1-57322-216-X

Background Information:

Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt were a group of childhood friends. They all grew up in the rough neighborhoods of Newark, New Jersey. Without a father and many without even a positive black man they could inspire to be. They all met at a junior high/high school were they came together and made a pact that no matter what obstacles came about, they would all stick together and become
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But even more, they can tear down your hopes, dreams and possibilities. We know, too, that the right friends inspire you, pull you through, rise with you." Less than thirty percent of African American males in the New York high school system graduate with an actual Diploma. The three authors knew that they could have easily been apart of that percent if they were not fortunate enough to have each other to "lean on". "We could not do this if we didn't have the support of each other" (126) they encourage the younger generation to find those friends that will be there for you with a common goal that can achieve together.

Analysis of Structure: This was a very organized and easy to follow along with story of these future doctors lives. In the beginning, the authors told the readers about their childhoods and how they came to know each other. The book was constantly going back and forth from George, Rameck and Sam so that the reader could see what one boy was going through while the other was simultaneously dealing with a different, but still similar, situation. Then the middle of the book was dedicated to the college life of the three future doctors. The headings in this portion of the book were so intriguing, that it lured the reader into life of these best friends.
First person story telling made the audience feel like

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