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We Beat the Street Analysis Project
Transcript of We Beat the Street Analysis Project
The second conflict in the novel is man vs. self. The conflict man vs. self was always there from the beginning of the story to the end. In the beginning of the book, the three kids, Rameck Hunt, George Jenkins, and Sampson Davis were doubtful on the chances of going to college. They had early thoughts that they would be pulled into the drug world, like every other kid. They had that constant worry on their mind, that they making it through life would be difficult, if they ended up as drug dealers on the streets of Newark. The fact that the percentage of people who made it to college in their area was next to none, contributed to Sampson, George, and Rameck doubting themselves for college. Additionally, they also were dirt poor, which meant they did not have any funds for college. Since they did not have any money to pay for college, the possibility of them three going to college was unlikely.
One of the main characters in the novel is Sampson Davis. Just like his friends, Sampson faced plenty of conflicts throughout his life, but a couple of them are: Getting an education despite opposition and escaping situations that involved drugs and the street life. In his neighborhood, going into college and completing an education was unlikely and uncommon, but he persevered to make it happen by becoming a doctor. In addition, escaping drugs was another hard task because drugs found their way to mostly everybody in Newark and staying away from them was Sampson’s key to success. As one can tell, one of Sampson’s personalities is perseverance. He persevered through everything in such as conflicts, academics, and his image. For example, he persevered through college because he started to have doubts of becoming a doctor when he his grades started to drop and his heart just was not in it, but he persevered from the help of his friends and graduated college. Honesty was another one of his personalities. Sampson was honest about everything he did like when he was involved in a small robbery against drug dealers he told the police everything that had happened. He did not tell the police any lies to escape from being put into jail and that resulted to be good for him because nothing was put on his record and he walked out of jail in a moth. Sampson was typical kid in Newark, he had a good muscular body image and had a small mustache. Furthermore, Sampson was not much of an emotional person; He did not overreact when something happened, but he just went with the flow. Another main character in the novel is Rameck Hunt. Rameck faced very similar conflicts as Sampson because they both had a hard getting an education and achieving their goals of escaping the drug life was a major challenge. Nevertheless, Rameck did have a unique conflict which was that he had a tough time controlling his behavior. Rameck had a tough time controlling his behavior in private school when he was walking down the hallway and a 6th grader insulted him by saying his mom is on welfare. Rameck could not hold in his anger and started to kick and punch the other kid for what he had said. Yet, Rameck problems controlling his behavior, he was a nice guy. Ramech was an approachable guy because he was a funny person. His friends always shared laughs while they were around him because he could have put a smile on anyones face. In addition, Ramech was a very helpful person. When he and Sampson were in Access Med. together. Sampson was liking the idea of becoming a doctor less and less. His heart was not there and his grades were going down, but Rameck gave Sampson new hope by helping him study for exams and motivated Samspin with his inspiring words. Unlike Sampson Rameck was an emotional person. As mentioned above, Rameck had a fight with a 6th grader because of a comment he made. That scene showed Rameck’s emotional side and how he is impacted from a single comment.