In an attempt to protect his brother, the narrator tells Sonny, "you know people can't always do exactly what they want to do" (263). The narrator can not come to terms with the fact that Sonny wants to become a musician and throw away better opportunities upon completion of school. In reality, Sonny was attempting to tell his brother he needed to get away from the streets and start anew. This conflict between characters really sets the tone for the story, but the reader doesn't find out this conflict until mid story. The lack of ability to see the other person's view causes much friction between the
As he reminisces back when Sonny was in high school, he could not relate to him. He states, “I sensed myself in the presence of something I didn't really know how to handle, didn't understand” (301). The narrator did not want to accept Sonny’s decision of becoming a jazz musician (301). He fights tooth and nail to persuade him from making an illogical life choice that could lead him down the wrong path. A path that he could not make a living at and which the mother wants him to be protected from (301).
Pushing other for success can be harming to them, although you may not see it because you are blinded on only helping them rather from just enjoying their presents instead of thinking and caring of what other people say. For example, A short story by James Hurst “ Scarlet Ibis”. Hurst tells a tragic story of doodle a disabled child and his brother. Doodle’s life is like a series of love and complication. Doodle doesn't give up because he is shown desirement although he goes through occasional cruelty by his brother.
When he was younger his older brother didn’t approve of the idea of becoming a musician, which lead to Sonny’s drug addiction. However, the brother changes his mind when he sees Sonny play on stage and decides to support Sonny’s dream of becoming a musician. The main idea of this story is that not supporting a loved one’s dreams can lead to a life somebody’s loved one doesn’t enjoy or regrets. This paper will talk about the use of language in “Sonny’s Blues” and how it helps develop the main idea.
Hassan constantly shows loyalty to Amir, but yet Amir still seems to betray him. At first it was minor betrayals which then lead to major ones. Throughout Amir’s lifetime he continues to betray his loved ones when he simply has the decision not to. At first Amir makes fun of Hassan’s lack of education. When Amir would read to Hassan and he did not know the word Amir would “tease him, expose his ignorance”.
Their tension and bond with their family indirectly leads to their death. While both Ivan Ilyich and Willy Loman are unsatisfied about their family situations, Loman’s family is willing to take action and care about Loman when he encounters hardship and stress, whereas Ilyich 's family gives him less sympathy about his illness. Willy Loman and Ivan Ilyich have the similar stress from taking care of their family and
On the one hand, the narrator distances himself from his community in Harlem, including his brother Sonny. The narrator may love his brother but is in general judgmental of the direction of Sonny's life struggles and decisions. For this reason, Sonny feels
The reason why he couldn’t remain under the same roof as Hassan was because he felt guilty that he hadn’t tried to stop the rape and save his friend. The reason why he couldn’t step in to save his friend was because he was not strong enough and wanted to please his father at any
Troy tells Rose, “He’s got to make his own way. I made mine. Ain’t nobody gonna hold his hand when he get out there in that world” (482). Because of his own disappointments, Troy has adopted a bitter, yet realistic outlook on life, which he uses to guide his son. He did not have much help growing up and believes that his son could use a dose of his reality and tough
In Finding Forrester, Jamal was afraid to share that he was a writer. He didn’t want his passion to get made fun of because he isn’t really the “writing” type. William is also afraid of writing more books or showing the world what else he can do. They both end up helping each other out and overcome their fears together. The lesson in Slam teaches you to never give up and always work hard for what you want.
Jonah is in the middle and he seems almost depressed because he does not have any emotion over anything. All of those traits could have been easily passed down through the generations. Even though we do not know for sure their grandfather had these traits but it is safe to say he must have had some aggression and depression after the war. However he had his faith to keep him strong and work through it. Even though not all of those plays can prove the theory that younger generations can inherit trauma and depression.
Wes Moore wrote this book because he realized that the fate of the other Wes could’ve easily been his. The Other Wes admired his older brother Tony and even though Tony tried to keep Wes off the streets he didn’t listen and his mother didn’t want to believe that