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Sonnys Blues starts off by not informing the reader much about the characters which will be presented in the story However the author does have an interesting way of beginning the story for after reading the first two opening lines I read it in the paper in the subway on my way to work I read it and I couldnt believe it and I read it again it enables readers to continue on with the story so to help them understand the significance of those two lines and why the author makes them sound so James Baldwin wrote this story so that it showed two opposite lives of the main characters and their own perspectives on life itself This is an excellent example on how readers can relate to the characters Baldwins techniques on writing this story is so magnificent that it almost appears to be biography about an actual person Perhaps it is or maybe the whole story is a fact about life which might later be turned into a biography This essay will discuss the setting as well as the themes of the short story Sonnys Blues by James Baldwin The essay will also include the subject of tones The setting is quite an important issue when it comes to writing any story Thesetting that an author chooses has to be linked to the theme or the tone that is presented For example when writing about a horror story it would be a wise choice for the author to take the reader to an abandoned area where the only thing that lights up the dark skies would be the lightning of a storm Now if we would take a minute now and think of the scenery of Harlem New York a poor community would come to mind or as some say Throughout the whole story the setting takes place in New York the authorexplains the two complete
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