The Question and Answer section for Sonny’s Blues is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Isabel is the narrator's wife. She presents unconditional love to Sonny by taking him in after his time in prison. She tries to help Sonny even in the midst of his drug addiction. I'm not sure at what point in the story you are referring to by...
Sonny's mother is a very strong figure. She is religious, the family shepherd who attempts to lead her family down the right path. Her character symbolizes goodness and selflessness, and through her death, she brings her boys together.
Sonny's Blues is set in Harlem, a poverty stricken neighborhood in New York City.