Fences Act Two, Scene Five

Why is it significant that the song about Blue connects Raynell and Cory?

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The song "Old Blue" connects this fragmented family together. Old Blue is a dog but also becomes a symbol of the Negro tradition of "blues music". The songs like Old Blue help many of the characters reconcile their past with the present. The song is cathartic therapy for a life full of injustice and broken dreams.