Act 1 : Scene Of The Inner City Area Of Detroit Essay

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Act 1

Scene 1
In the inner city area of Detroit, a freshman class sits in a English classroom waiting to hear their assignment for the day.
JOHN. (walks in with TIM). Hey so are we still on to shoot basketball today after school?
TIM. Sure, but I need to get all of my homework finished first.
JOHN. Are you serious? You actually do your homework?
TIM. Of course!
JOHN. Why?
TIM. Well, I am going to attend college one day.
TEACHER. (interrupts the small talk) Okay students, get out your notebooks. Today you are going to write about where you see yourself in 5 years. I want to see everybody working so no talking.

Scene 2
The bell rings for lunch, all the kids exist the classroom. John and Tim sit at a table and discuss their day.
TIM. (to John). What did you think of the the assignment?
JOHN. Are you talking about what we did in English today?
TIM. Yeah the assignment about where we see ourselves in the future.
JOHN. I didn’t really even do the assignment.
TIM. What do you mean?
JOHN. My life isn’t going to be anything.
TIM. I made the decision a long time ago, that I did want fall into the wrong crowd; I am going to do something for myself and my family. I want to go college one day, but I am just worried about the money.
JOHN. I am sure everybody has that dream, but look Tim it isn’t going to happen to someone where we come from. Our future is already destined you might as well accept it.

Scene 3
Tim returns from school and sits at the dinner table with his five
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