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American Short Story Masterpieces Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach American Short Story Masterpieces.

  • American Short Story Masterpieces Summary & Study Guide
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American Short Story Masterpieces Summary

Characters

Sonny's Brotherappears in Sonny's Blues

Sonny's brother is a kind, loving man who teaches at a local school. He has not spoken to his brother in many years, as they had a falling out over his brother's drug use. When Sonny's brother's daughter dies, the brother finally contacts Sonny, and the two rekindle their relationship. The brother has difficulty understanding Sonny, because he himself has not led the life of his brother. The brother was assimilated into white culture early on and tries to combat racism and poverty through education; whereas, Sonny has spent his life trying to escape it through drugs. In the end, the brother is able to relate to Sonny's troubles by watching him struggle through his music to remain free.

Sonnyappears in Sonny's Blues

Sonny is a young black man with a troubled past. As a younger man, his father and he fought...

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