ENG 105 Comparison Paper January 12, 2007 After reading “The Country Husband” by John Cheever and “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin, I concluded that these two authors had some very distinct differences, and also some very unique similarities in their writing styles. I mostly focused on the two specific factors in their writing that caught my attention, which were the descriptions and imagery they used, and the scenes that they submerged their characters in. Both of these stories opened up with a very traumatic or life-altering scene, but these two authors chose to describe them very differently. James Baldwin’s story started out with a man reading in the paper that his younger brother had just been arrested in a drug raid. Within these first few paragraphs, I noticed right away that he tended to use a lot of very vivid and imaginative descriptions that helped me as the reader to have an idea of what his character was feeling and experiencing. One example was when he was saying how his character was scared and felt as if a big block of ice had settled in his
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This essay was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course ENG 105 taught by Professor Surarath during the Winter '07 term at Central Washington University.