The way Kendrick raps makes the audience seem as if he is we are listening to his story. But with the information we know about him, his friend was the one who go shot. Therefor in the line, “You ran outside when you heard my brother cry for help Held him like a newborn baby and made him feel Like everything was alright” we can declare that the speaker is not Kendrick but the victim’s brother. Already Kendrick opens up a song in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Kendrick tells the tale of his friend’s brother in his own eyes.
Sonny’s Blues Relief It can be reasoned “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” (Leonard Cohen). James Baldwin creates characters in need of emotional stability in the short story, “Sonny’s Blues.” Sonny, a previous drug addict, struggles to find happiness in his life after getting out of jail. Sonny’s unnamed brother, the narrator, attempts to find contentment by expelling the past. Both Sonny and his brother experience moments of relief, helping them find peace integrated throughout tragic depressing lifestyle.
Use of alliteration with ‘handle’ and ‘hold’ puts a strain on how delicate his body must be at this time. In ‘Nettles’ the poet gives us an image that even though he feels well and truly sorry for his dear son he wants him to learn from his mistakes. “We soothed him till his pain was not so raw.” The way he says, ‘not so raw’
A Look at James Baldwin's “Sonny's Blues” Michael Clark, in a critical analysis essay he wrote on James Baldwin's “Sonny's Blues”, examines the ways in which Baldwin uses images of light and darkness to tell the story of two brother's. Thus, being Sonny and his elder brother. Clark points out in his essay that Sonny finds his life a living hell, yet he knows enough to try and strive for better, for that saving light. He also believes that Sonny sees music as something positive and by not mastering music will result in a downfall in his life. Not only does Clark express his point of view on Sonny and his older brother, he also has the idea that the brothers' father, mother, uncle, and the elder brother's daughter Gracie each represented
At one point, when Chlomo was being beaten by Idek, he was ashamed of his father and he didn’t feel any grief for him. When Rabbi Eliahou’s son abondons him, Elie prays to God to never let him abandon his own father like that. Elie says “Rabbi Eliahou’s son had felt that his father was growing weak, he had believed that the end was near and had sought this separation in order to get rid of the burden, to free himself from an encumbrance which could lessen his own chances of survival. I had done well to forget that. And I was glad that Rabbi Eliahou should continue to look for his beloved son.
“Romulus, my father” explores the affliction and effects of betrayal and mental illness through Raimond Gaita’s tribute to his father, Romulus, a “man of practical genius”, who throughout his life endured such hardships. His childhood was plagued by poverty and domestic violence. His marriage became severely damaged due to the infidelity and disorder of his wife, Christine, and this among other aspects inevitably led to his own experience with the difficulties of mental disorders. Romulus’s early life was epitomised by adversity and suffering. He grew up without a mother or father, but under the care of his grandparents, from whom he inherited a passion for religious music and reading.
The son always thinks that he is going to die, and the son is always afraid. His character starts off flat but then he progresses into a round character. He ends up “carrying the fire” which indicates that the son is willing to survive and “he talked to his father and he didn’t forget” (270) about his father’s belief. The son tells his father “you’re not the one who has to worry about everything” (259) shows us the transition of the son from boy to man. The father is a round character, he was complicated.
When he talked to the past friend of Sonny’s, that’s where he starts to see what’s been going on with his brother, because of the things this guy is told him. But he really starts to get an understanding of everything going on with his brother Sonny when they actually sit down and talk after Sonny gets back home from serving his punishment. Sonny opened up to his brother. He let him know why he was involved with the drugs, and how it makes him feel when he plays his music. When he finally went out with Sonny to the place in the village, his eyes were really opened.
Wesley lives under the shadow of his brother Frank and as the story progresses he is slowly escaping it. However, despite Wesley’s wilted physique and lack of superiority in the Hayden family hierarchy, he possesses a great deal of moral virtue and mental strengths. First of all, Wesley’s leg injury leads to other factors to develop Wesley as a better and stronger man. In his life he goes through many obstacles, such as his failure to go to war, and thus becoming the underdog of the Hayden family. This is discovered when the patriarch, Julian Hayden, says to his son Wesley “Ever since the war…Ever since Frank came home in a uniform and you stayed home, you’ve been jealous” (118).
Love is the Most Powerful Weapon The stories “The Scarlet Ibis” and “The Gift of the Magi “ have similar themes. The theme to “The Scarlet Ibis” is it is never known how much you love someone until that person is gone. The author, James Hurst, showed that the narrator loved his brother by saying: “For a long, long time, it seemed like forever; I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of the rain.”(Hurst 604). In the story, the narrator got his brother, Doodle, to walk and he took it too far because he started to get Doodle to jog. Because of the narrator taking it to far, Doodle died under a tree in a rainstorm.