Rhythm of the Soul “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't” (Depp). In some cases, music can convey people’s emotions, feelings, and thoughts stronger than words can. In James Baldwin’s short story, “Sonny’s Blues”, the narrator and his younger brother Sonny struggle with a communication barrier. Sonny can express his emotions by the language of music that his older brother, the narrator, has a difficult time understanding. The narrator, who is a stable school teacher, has a hard time relating to his younger brother and the other kids from their neighborhood, who became heroin addicts.
Boyz in the Hood, a film written and directed by John Singleton presents a look into the lives of three young males living the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles. The film focuses on the struggles which beset these young men as they try to build a life for themselves in this hostile environment. Presented are themes of family, racial discrimination violence among several others. However, what stands out is the role of the decent daddy played the character, Furious Styles. Though he still comes out at a decent daddy when evaluated based on the decent daddy characters in Elijah Anderson’s, Code of the street: Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City, he falls short in certain respects.
Paper #3: The use of Language in Sonny’s Blues This story is about a man named Sonny who was arrested for using heroine. Once in jail Sonny knew he no longer wanted to live the life he was living, so he looked for help from his older brother who is the narrator of the story. When Sonny gets released from jail he moves in with his older brother and his family. While living with his older brother Sonny starts to get involved with music again. When he was younger his older brother didn’t approve of the idea of becoming a musician, which lead to Sonny’s drug addiction.
The novel , “A Hope In The Unseen” written by author and journalist Ron Suskind is a bibliography based on his life from the last years in high school and first years in college. He uses the name Cedric Jennings to hide his identity, but as a young African American boy his life has been quite tough since birth some may infer. His high school days in particular are quite interesting and has shaped him. Yet, when Cedric enters his dream school, “Brown” he starts his journey into his “new” life. Throughout the book Cedric encounters challenges due to his race and intellect that affect his decisions and surroundings.
The film Boyz N’ the hood follows the lives of a group of young African American men growing up in the hood where poverty, crime and violence are rampant. The three main characters are Darin (Dough boy), Ricky (Darin’s brother), and Tre. In this this film there are many schools of criminology’s that help explain the roots of the criminality portrayed. The positive school which include the concepts of eugenic criminology, ID, Ego, Superego, modeling theory, mesomorph and positive reinforcement I believe explains the criminality in the film exceptionally well. The film begins when their still children and all but Tre has a father figure around.
The Lesser Blessed is a novel by Richard Van Camp published in 1996. It follows the life of Larry Sole, a native Dogrib teenager growing up in Fort Simmer. The high-schooler has buried some dark memories from his past. He befriends the newcomer Johnny Beck in the novel, a rebel boy who he admires, and who introduces him to a life of drugs. We learn about his love for Juliet, and his difficult past through flashbacks: his abusive father, and the event that killed his cousins.
Diamond Williams Professor Wolfe LIT2001 3 January 16 Fiction Analysis “Sonny’s Blues” is a short story written by James Baldwin that reflects on the ongoing struggles between failure and atonement amongst two brothers. The older brother who is also the narrator, gives us insight on the struggles in Harlem, and the life he had with his drug addicted younger brother, Sonny. As we follow the narrator, we later discover who Sonny really is. Published in the mid nineteen hundreds, the burdensome of living in Harlem in “Sonny’s Blues” reflects the life that James Baldwin endured. The narrator starts the story off by reflecting back to when Sonny was a young boy.
“Two brothers, one mistake” Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. In "The Scarlet Ibis," a short story by James Hurst, the two main characters,"Brother" who is the narrator of this story, and Doodle who is the victim of Brother's cruel yet loving behavior. In the story the narrator has a brother with disabilities such as walking, and a heart problem. When the narrator's brother, Doodle turns five and he still cannot walk and he is starting school after summer. The narrator feels ashamed and embarrassed for having a brother that cannot walk.
Sonny’s Blue’s In the short story, Sonny’s Blues, there is a troubled relationship between Sonny and his brother, the narrator. Sonny, a recovering drug addict, who has just been released from jail, and completely disowned by his family, has hit rock bottom. The narrator, on the other hand, is quite successful. He has a steady job as a teacher, a wife and two sons, all things he is proud of. Their brotherly relationship becomes tested after the death of the narrator’s daughter, Grace.
The war affects the values and the emotions of each character. Also, he joined the Italian Army and where he was serving as an ambulance driver like Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway, describe Frederico as a lost man who’s looking for values and order in life. When Frederic and his friend Rinaldi visit the hospital and he saw nurse name Catherine and a very attractive. Looks like Frederic was just looking for a physical relationship, but Catherine doesn’t approve that, also Frederic tried to convince Catherine that he really loves her.