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Unformatted text preview: the brothers in this story struggle with each other, the larger struggle is with forces beyond their control. Explain. 4. The older brother is cast in the role of his brother’s keeper. Is it fair to impose this role on a child? Why does the mother in “Sonny’s Blues” tell him the story of his father’s brother? What effect do you think it has? 5. Do you think that a sense of responsibility for one’s siblings limits the ability to see them as individuals, separate from oneself, or to allow them to be their own keeper? Have you experienced this your own life? How does this story illustrate this conflict and resolve it? 6. At the end of the story, how does the metaphor of music function as family? 2...
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- Spring '08
- Metaphor, Sibling, older brother, Parable