Friendship is a powerful thing. Not only do you gain social skills, you learn and experience the feeling of caring for another person. In The Pact, three men share their stories of friendship between one another during their adolescent years until present day. They talk about the pact they made to each other to always have each other’s back and to always do their best. Even though once in awhile, one of the boys would get themselves into trouble, the pact and their friendship kept them strong and made them the successful doctors they are today.
First off, Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt, authors and main characters of The Pact, grew up in the violent streets of Newark, New Jersey. It was survival of the fittest, or in their case, the baldest. They would put up a show for their boys to show how “gangster” they were, and Rameck was the biggest performer of them all. He got into the most trouble out of all three of them. However, the worst act of all was when he broke the leg of one of his fellow students. ”Now my stepbrother and his boys were looking at me as if to say, “Man, this white boy is getting to the best of you. What you gonna do? “ If I did nothing, I’d look like a punk.” (Davis, Jenkins, Hunt, and Page 133). He was put on trial, and if it hadn’t been for the mother of that student, he would’ve gone to jail with little to no chance of being the successful man he is today.
Secondly, Rameck was not the type to learn his lesson the first time. After being put on trial, he was put on probation. That meant that if he was caught misbehaving on school grounds again, he would be kicked out of school for good. Within no time of his hearing, he fell back into trouble. He was nearly caught shoplifting a school sweatshirt. If he had actually been caught, the pact and the boys’ friendship would experience a devastating blow. Not only would they lose a friend, they would lose motivation and hope. The whole point of their pact was to keep up each...
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