The Question and Answer section for Sonny’s Blues is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
A good way to consider why authors begin their texts the way they do is to compare and contrast the ending. Let us remember that this excellent story opens with the discovery of the narrator concerning his brother's arrest for drug possession and...
onny is deeply marked by his past and finds it hard to communicate with anyone..... even his family. Through the story, we see that Sonny, although still unable to verbally communicate...... finds a way to speak through his music.
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