The Question and Answer section for Sonny’s Blues is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The narrator comes to understand his brothers suffering, and in turn, he comes to understand his own. Taking the time to understand Sonny has allowed him to understand himself.
In "Caged Bird," poet Maya Angelou describes a bird with clipped wings. Its feet have been tied, and it has been placed in a cage that prevents it from flying away. Despite its fear, the caged bird continues to sing of freedom. Angelou describes...
The drink is symbolic because it illustrates Sonny's dual personality. The scotch symbolizes Sonny's addiction. The milk symbolizes his innocence.