Analysis Of Sonny's Blues By James Baldwin

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“Sonny's Blues" is a story written by James Baldwin that addresses some of life’s most prevalent obstacles. The narrator tells the story of his brother, a man named Sonny who returns to Harlem following his release from prison. Baldwin portrays Sonny’s hardships growing up surrounded by racism, societal pressures and drug abuse. As an adolescent Sonny lost his parents and turned to music as an emotional outlet. His journey displays how in the process of growth, struggle is inevitable because the stress of a situation can be channeled into productivity. Drugs such as heroin have long and complicated histories with cities like New York. As inequality rose during the twentieth century, the use of drugs among the poor and economically struggling