EN 234 Week 4 Final Draft of paper

You mean theyll let him out and then hell just start

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would never get better. “You mean-they’ll let him out. And then he’ll just start working his way back in again. You mean he’ll never kick the habit. Is that what you mean?” (Baldwin 54). I know this feeling all too well myself with my sister. I thought for sure she would get back on drugs if given the chance and went back home. Sometimes all we can do is give them a chance at redemption and hope they don’t fail and that’s what his brother did. After Sonny received the letters from his brother giving him that support he got out of jail and went into rehab. He was ready for a new start with the help of his brother and he overcame his
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Harrison 1 addiction. With my sister she did get clean and she was doing really well in a new location and with a new school since she had dropped out when she was home. The damages drugs can do to a family is endless, people say things they can never take back, people pass away you can never bring back, or end up in jail and leave an empty whole in your life. In the story whenever Sonny was still on drugs and was mad, his brother said, “He treated these other people as though they were his family and I weren’t, I told him that he might as well be dead as live the way he was living” (Baldwin, 65). Then Sonny told him not to worry about him anymore that he was dead to him and I have heard that too many times from my sister. My sister did the same thing to me and this takes a toll on people who help come to help and it may stop us from helping them in the future. It is really hard to forget all of these things said even after you get clean because we never know if they will fall back into the trap of addiction. My sister told me she hated me, that my stepmother never loved me, that she didn’t need me in her life, and even for me to go to hell. I
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  • Spring '13
  • McGee
  • brother, Sonny

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