Substance Abuse In Sonny's Blues

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Sonny said, “I feel like a man who’s been trying to climb out of some deep, real deep and funky hole and just saw the sun up there, outside.” (Sonny’s Blues 5). Throughout the years, drug abuse has had a significant impact on society. Additionally, there are different reasons people become addicted to illegal substances. “Sonny's Blues,” a short story written by James Baldwin, takes place in Harlem. “Sonny’s Blues,” illustrates the horrible consequences of a person’s life under drugs; the light and dark imageries used by the author represent the narrator's feelings of helplessness in an attempt of protection toward his younger brother.
“Sometime I think I’m going to flip and never get outside and sometime I think I’ll come straight back. I

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