The short story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin is a literary analysis of racism in the African American community. The work shows the gradual shedding of prejudice and its themes of music and religion. However, there are a few points that need to be explored to fully appreciate the story….
The plot centers around two brothers and how they lose touch due to the younger brother’s drug use, and how jazz and music help the two brothers bond and have a greater understanding of each other. This last aspect is what makes Sonny’s Blues so beautifully exceptional, and Baldwin comprehends…