Sonny's Blues Literary Analysis

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The short story “Sonny’s Blues”, by author James Baldwin is a gripping story that depicts the love of two brothers through adverse times. The love between the two reaches beyond the relationship between the narrator and Sonny. In the story, the unnamed narrator, who is the protagonist, is conflicted as he must always watch over his younger brother Sonny. While at work, the narrator is shocked to learn that his younger brother Sonny, who is the main protagonist has been arrested for possession and using heroin. The two brothers grew up in Harlem, New York where crime inhabits the streets every day. The unnamed narrator eventually grew up to be a respectable algebra teacher while his younger brother Sonny ventured down a life of drugs. During

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