Consider James Baldwin’s story, “Sonny’s Blues” and answer the following questions in detail, using text to support your discussion.
- The story seems at first to be about the ways that the narrator tries to help and instruct Sonny. In the end, though, what does Sonny teach the narrator?
- What does the narrator learn about Sonny and about life?
- Each time they fight, Sonny and his brother argue about whether or not the narrator truly listens to Sonny when he talks. Does the narrator ever find a way to truly listen to Sonny?
- Post at least two replies to your colleagues, following the guidelines for discussions.