Essay on Blues

Sonnys Blues

The characters in the book sonny blues seems to be physically and emotionally imprisoned. All over the story, the narrator of the book and Sonny seems to be undergoing a great struggle to overcome constant barriers that have appeared in their lives. According to the story, sonny is seen to be imprisoned physically in jail […]

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“Reservation Blues”

Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie follows the story of the rise and fall of a rock and blues band of Spokane Indians hailing from the Spokane Reservations in Washington (Sherman, 3). It is a complex story that explains the complexity of the lives of ordinary Indians. Sherman has used dialogues, which has made this piece […]

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Sonny’s Blues Argumentative

With their idealistic storylines and faultless protagonists, fairytales have always had a certain effect on a reader. These fantasies have a way of pulling a reader out of reality, and disconnecting them from true-to-life outcomes. Unlike real life, fairytales never fail to provide a happy ending. For example, as Fay Weldon accurately puts it, “Mere […]

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Ko-Ko – Duke Ellington and All Blues – Miles Davis

All Blues is a member of pieces from ‘Kind of Blue’. There are five pieces, entitled All Blues, Blue in Green, So What, Freddy Freeloader and Flamenco Sketches. The recording features Miles Davis on trumpet, Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley on alto sax, John Coltrane on tenor sax, and a rhythm section made up from Paul Chambers, […]

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Stone Butch Blues and Sex Reassignment

Among the written accounts about transgendered issues, Stone Butch Blues novel written by Leslie Fienberg is considered to be the finest. It is published in 1993 which tells about the story of a factory worker butch named Jess Goldberg who after experiencing physical and sexual harassment, decided to undergo sex reassignment and become a man. […]

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Sonny’s Blues

Sonny’s Blues, a short story written by James Baldwin in 1957, describes growing up in Harlem in the middle of the 20th century, a time when jazz music was hugely popular and racism in the urban communities thrived. The story describes the relationship between two afro-American brothers as they attempt to understand one another and […]

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