Themes of Family Happiness Discussed in Daddy, Sonny's Blues and On Going Home
The short poem Daddy by Sylvia Plath illustrates how important it is for a child to have a relationship with his or her father. The main …show more content…
Next, the remarkable theme of unconditional love is demonstrated in Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin. In this short piece of fiction, the speaker is an African American who has assimilated into a predominantly white culture, but whose younger brother, Sonny, seems to not be able to fight his way through the despair. In this text, the speaker becomes a “street preacher” and speaks to his brother’s friend about Sonny who has recently been arrested for drugs. Here, although the speaker does not approve of Sonny’s lifestyle. He is encouraged by his mother and driven by unconditional love to reach out to his brother and bring him back into the family in order to restore their relationship with each other and in the end become a much happier family.
Unconditional love is very important in order to have a happy and rewarding family life. If a family cannot love unconditionally, then the family members are always trying to earn each other’s love and can get very distraught when they mess up or make a mistake. Many families in different cultures do not operate on the idea of unconditional love and often will disown their family members when