Sonny's Blues Symbolism

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In the story “Sonny’s Blues” written by James Baldwin the flashbacks describing the murder of the father’s brother reflects on the symbolic meaning which was utilized by modernist to represent suffering of darkness. This was a heartfelt talk between the narrator and his mother on his promise to his mother to watch over his brother Sonny. Also, the mother tells him about a lifelong secret that the father and she had kept from the sons until this moment. To emphasize, they had an uncle that had been murdered by being hit with a car that was driven drunken white men which fled the scene after the accident. The father carried this burden around with much grief, pain and anger that continued to haunt him throughout his life, bleeding into him and