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In the story Sonnys Blues by James Baldwin a schoolteacher from the city of Harlem struggles with life and trying to figure out how to help his troubled brother All though named Sonnys Blues the main character of this story and the point of view is actually Sonnys brother who is the narrator and tells what he goes through his life and how he reacts to the many problems of his younger brother The brothers grew up in the poverty stricken city of Harlem where they had to avoid drugs and violence constantly It shows while growing up Sonny struggled to stay out of trouble and ended up making some bad decisions throughout his life and ends in jail and addicted to heroin The un-named brother of Sonny who is the narrator of the story starts to realize that he should help his brother instead of pushing him away after the arrest and his struggles with heroin by the end he has completely changed his view on what he thinks of Sonny and becomes sympathetic on what Sonny has been going through in life One day Sonnys brother gets a letter letting him know of Sonnys trouble with heroin and his arrest Sonnys brother is very disturbed disappointment and anger at what his brother has become He couldnt believe it because while they were growing up he always knew that Sonny had always been a good boy Baldwin 287 that Sonny has never turned hard evil or disrespectful the ways kids can Baldwin 287 He also believes that Sonny was wild but he wasnt crazy Baldwin 287 Even though the he feels that Sonny isnt an evil person at heart he doesnt show compassion for Sonny because he believes it is too late and he wont change his lifestyles for the better One moment in the story that I feel its when the character starts to change is when he has to deal with the
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