Instrument Research Paper

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Whether one is young or old, we’ve all had that “Aha moment!” According to Buzzle, an epiphany is a feeling, a thought, a realization that strikes from within. It’s the essential last piece of the puzzle that brings forth a completely different outlook to the whole picture and sets forth a new perspective to life. Just think of an epiphany like the light bulb finally came on. This occurs in all three short stories that will be discussed more now. In Sonny’s Blues the narrator was a bit apprehensive towards Sonny’s music and passion for playing the piano. He felt that it would only drag Sonny back down the same road to heroin use that he had recovered from. At the same time the narrator showed a great deal of love toward his brother because he kept his promise to his mother to look out for Sonny. When the narrator sees Sonny perform in the nightclub, he notices that’s the way Sonny escapes his problems. The narrator also at that same moment realized, he too is in a way like his brother, looking for a way to escape because he feels that he is confined to the city of Harlem and to the projects that he and his family live in. In the short story, And Sarah Laughed, Sarah is frustrated with the fact that her husband is deaf. She is irritated because she can’t express her feelings and thoughts to him. Her oldest son Abel recently gets married to a young woman named Janice. When the couple visits for the first time Sarah realized that Janice has a certain way of communicating with Abel with her hands. Sarah’s other children quickly pick up on that, and quickly start doing the same. Sarah had tried to have her kids learn to read lips but it wasn’t successful, and seeing them sign annoys her because she is worried that others will judge because her family is different. Also, Sarah doesn’t know how to sign and she in a way is jealous. Sarah finally gives in and starts learning sign language because she realized that she was really that deaf one. Everyone else in the...
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