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Perhaps I was listening to them because I was thinking about my brother and in them I heard my brother And myself p33 Throughout the entire story we dont see an ounce of excitement or fulfillment in James life Hes a high school algebra teacher and the head of a typical family with several children which is still recuperating from the death of a daughter His life is tiresome in the story the father is portrayed as having no interests or hobbies Most likely music not being his strong point which may explain his disabled communication with Sonny about jazz and blues While leading this boring life under various institutions in a family where he doesnt find himself a father maybe a result of his daughters death in school where he seems to be only a peon and doesnt have much say about family decisions In addition it doesnt seem that he has any great life-long goals that may rejuvenate this life of his In contrast Sonny has dreams though his dreams sway from time to time He still manages to be what he wants to be a jazz pianist Although Sonny has committed a crime and it is what people think about jazz in relation to crime anyway in a way he is more successful than James When Sonny leads James to his jazz club James is so STUNNED to see his Sonnys popularity in this little if not forgotten circle of jazz lovers Its very interesting to see James as an African American not finding jazz agreeable But with Sonnys success in achieving a goal James feels that Sonnys committing a crime unfinished education and eagerness toward jazz are all outweighed James might be able to see his hollow and unhappiness for Sonny I feel sometimes in modern families today when parents were unable to achieve a goal in their lives its very likely that they would project their hope
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