A Hope in the Unseen
Meaning of Title:
A convoluted version of a quote from the Bible, specifically Hebrews II:1
Washington D.C., M.I.T. in Boston, and Brown University in Providence
Various forces that hold him back, summed up as Dreambusters
Point of View:
Primarily Cedric Jennings', but parts of the narrative take on the perspective of people who know Cedric
Cedric attends Ballou High, goes to MIT the summer of his junior year, then goes on to attend Brown University.
Cedric struggles academically and personally in trying to achieve his ambitions.
Cedric and his mother are almost evicted from their apartment.
Cedric and his mother come to an understanding that he can take care of her now, just as she cared for him in order that he may achieve his academic goals.
The importance of correct choices molding one's identity; the role of education in such choices; the role of religion in such choices; race; social class; masculinity.
Anger; cultural understanding