In Sonny’s Blues, Music is an extremely important aspect of the Story, it is what let’s Sonny be himself and Sonny truly becomes almost a different person when he is playing music.
However, Music is also what seems to drive Sonny to drugs and eventually ends up in jail. Music almost breaks his relationship with his family and his brother especially. So, is music really the saving grace for Sonny’s life, even with all of the pain and trouble it caused him. Although music has many positives and is a pivotal and good part of Sonny’s life, the unintended side effects that music brings. Makes it a question wether or not music really is a good part of the story.