The True Meaning Of Music In Sonny's Blues

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Ta- Mecca Hayes Professor Thorstensen English 102-06 4 December 2008 What lies beyond music People have many different was of dealing with things. Some may be able to talk about their issues and others may go to another source. For example, acting as if the past has nothing to do with the present may be one way. This way does not release or heals the soul. This is seen in the short story Sonny’s Blues, the main characters takes several attempts to understand one another and forget about their past. Sonny’s music, on the other hand, had a significant purpose in this story. The true meaning of Sonny’s music is that it redeems both Sonny and the brother. To Sonny the blues was a way to release his inner demons. It was something that…show more content…
Even though the brother seemed to be well off he was filled with a lot of demons just like Sonny. The fact that he was away from Sonny for so long hurt him. It was obvious that he wanted the best for his brother. This is why he rejected the blues for so long. He did not have a understanding of it. He felt like it was an inferior thing. However, when he seen what it was he understood his brother a lot more and even himself. Sonny on the other hand, used the music from the start to release what was burning inside of him. The drugs came about as a first option. Sonny now feels get about himself because he finally got his brother to listen. Without having to speak to him directly. He used the music to speak into his brother’s…show more content…
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