or maybe the whole story is a fact about life which might later be turned into a biography
for certain individual.
?Sonny?s Blues ? by James Baldwin. The essay will also include, the subject of tone(s) .
setting that an author chooses has to be linked to the theme or the tone that is presented.
to take the reader to an abandoned area where the only thing that lights up the dark skies
would be the lightning of a storm. Now if we would take a minute now and think of the
Throughout the whole story, the setting takes place in New York the author
explains the two complete different lives of two brothers who both grew up
in Harlem. We basically learn that growing up in the ?ghetto? is not easy at all. ?And
up man, he still hung around that block, still spent hours on the street corners, was
always high and raggy. I used to run into him from time to time and he?d often work
around to asking me for a quarter of fifty cents.? The author also takes the reader on
a journey to a different part of New York which is not mentioned often in the story. ? So
we drove along, between the green park and the stony lifeless elegance of hotels and
apartment buildings, towards the vivid, killing streets of our childhood ? We
automatically learn from this quote that the two brothers were not raised in a rich and
hell! Ain?t no place safe for kids, nor nobody.
of his own, he doesn?t have the luxury that he maybe would like to have. ? We live in a
housing project. It hasn?t been up long. A few days after it was up it seemed
uninhabitably new, now, of course, it?s already rundown. It looks like a parody of the
aren?t big enough to make space out of no space …the playground is most popular with
the children who don?t play at jacks, or skip rope, or roller skate, or swing, and they
can be found in it after dark ?
Now that we know a little about the setting, it?s easier to distinguish the tone of
the story. Obviously it isn?t a very happy one for everything described in this story is
quite depressing. So by knowing this, we may say that the tone is filled with the emotion
of sadness as well as some degree of depression.
always told the older brother to take care of Sonny because she wouldn?t be around for
much longer to do it herself ?You got to hold on to your brother…and don?t let him fall,
no matter what it looks like is happening to him and no matter how evil you gets with
him. You going to be evil with him many a time….? And he replied ? Don?t you worry, I
way it was promised. Sometimes that?s just the way life goes, and there?s nothing you
addict who always wanted to be a musician.
The narrator didn?t respect his brother?s decision with his life so he just left him
alone with no sign of support or love for his brother. One may say he did a selfish act to
leave his younger brother out there by himself to survive with no contact for a long time.
So Sonny, still a young man at the time, was on his own.
hasn?t been there for his brother when he needed help. So he begin to show interest in his
brother?s life the way he should of from the beginning. This made Sonny really happy.
Family should always be there to help and support one another. Members of the
family should always guide one onto the right path in life. Unfortunately, Sonny took the
wrong path in life and he had to pay the price.Luckily, the story had a happy ending once
the two brothers were joined together again.