An Analysis Of Sonny's Blues By James Baldwin

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The extract of the text I would like to interpret is written by the well-known writer James Baldwin and taken from the story «Sonny's Blues». James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful, iconic writer.
The author touches upon several significant problems in the text: the problem of heroine addiction, the problem of understanding themselves as well as the problem of children's education and upbringing, the problem of dysfunctional families and poverty, the problem of punishment and crime, the problem of ex-convicts' adaptation and so on.
Now I would like to pass over the plot of the story. The story goes smoothly and opens at subway. In the exposition of the extract, the protagonist of the story
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In the outcome, James Baldwin show how the protagonist and his family, and antagonist were gathering around the dinner table and the protagonist felt uneasiness and awkwardness because he really cared about his brother, he wanted to know that he is on the safe side.
James Baldwin is trying to depict the mood of his story, an epithet - “it looks like a parody of the good, clean, faceless life”.
The extract is finished by the words of the writer, where James Baldwin uses an epithet to show the hidden malice, which threatens the family of the protagonist
“and thank God she was there for I was filled with that icy dread again”
In the following extract he uses a metaphor, to help us to understand how much the protagonist worries for his brother
“I was dying to hear him tell me he was safe”.
The protagonist is a static, but round character. He is a careful and sensitive brother.
The antagonist, Sonny, is a round and dynamic character. He loves music and probably the power of music might save him from his addiction or on the other hand, ruin him. They are both showed directly by the