sonny's blue

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Response on Sonny's Blue "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin is a short story about the past and present life of two brothers. Pain and sorrow is part of their life, and the world surrounding them is viewed very differently by the two brothers. Sonny and his brother learn to deal with their pain, suffering and desire for primacy from Harlem in different avenues. Sonny's brother is wishful of living a life outside his teaching career …

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…concludes "For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've go in al this darkness." Here Sonny's music provides for the player and listener a temporary relive away from the despair of their daily condition. The blues that sonny is playing touches the heart without words.