How Does James Baldwin Romanticize The Blues

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The blues is a musical form, a genre used to communicate the troubles of those who conduct it. It is a powerful form of expression, yet it is the form of suffering literally transformed into entertainment. When people face the sorrows and tragedies in life, they resort to different methods of coping to relieve themselves of this. Through destructive methods such as alcoholism and drugs they may attempt to escape from their problems, but will never truly be free from this suffering and will continue to struggle. James Baldwin creates a story that embraces this feeling. He does not romanticize it, it is the dark reality people will face. However, it is something shared by everyone in Harlem, and it creates compassion and allows the bonds between
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