The book starts off with Sonny asking for a view of their city Harlem but throughout the tour he had witnessd that nothing had changed with the housing projects through the streets in which he grew up. Comparing how houses were back then, to what they have become and/or what they still are. For instance, Sonny states “housing projects jutted up out of them now like rocks in the boiling sea”. The housing project has a bigger picture to it. It’s meant to state the awful living conditions they live under. For example the rocks being the houses while the boiling sea being the surrounding environment they live within. As a rock is a sad solid figure incapable of doing certain things and surrounded by a suffering society. The boiling sea for example is the negative environment there surrounded by. For instance he then states “most of the houses had vanished, as had the stores we had first stolen, first tried sex and rooftops from which they had hurled tin cans and bricks”. Not j...
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...ghborhood. That’s when we see distinct races in different places as well as having “the projects” those still exist in our society. After so many years it is still around its known for not such a lovely place.
Rage develops with time, it does not just occur. Society and life comes together as a whole when concluding this feeling. As seen in Sonny’s Blues life has not been a piece of cake, gang, drugs and negative neighborhood /society can affect you both internal and external. Racism is a big conflict around this time because of many life changing situations they went through. Hatred was probably developed but Sonny and his brother did not choose what society or class they would live in but anger is not a way out. Forgiveness is always the answer for a positive escape of a bad past. Although they both had distinct ways in life brotherly love will always be with them.
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