Introduction to literature ENG 201

Section A:
1. In the video “Bebop Jazz: The Evolution of Culture through Music,” it is stated that bebop jazz “gave jazz musicians the freedom and inspiration to cultivate new musical ideas. To play ‘bop required one to appreciate the intellectual and technical side of the music” (4:05).What does this mean? Based on what you know about Sonny’s character, why might Sonny want to play this type of music? (To answer this question, restate the above sentences. Then write something such as In other words and explain what the quote means. Then make the connection to Sonny. Use a quote from “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin to prove your point about Sonny. )
2. In the article “Bebop” we learn that many listeners of bebop jazz in the 1940s and 1950s regarded this music “as a statement of protest” against “conformist” society (Gold 98).What does this mean? Based on what you know about Sonny’s character, why might Sonny want to play this type of music? (To answer this question, restate the above sentence. Then write something such as In other words and explain what the quote means. Then make the connection to Sonny. Use a quote from “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin to prove your point about Sonny. )
Section B:
1. Read the article “Charlie Parker” that is included in this unit. Choose an idea or statement from this article and explain how the idea or statement sheds light on why Sonny is inspired by Charlie Parker. When discussing Sonny, use a quote from “Sonny’s Blues” to prove your point. Use MLA citations.
2. Read the article “Jazz and Substance Abuse: Road to Creative Genius or Pathway to Premature Death” that is included in this unit. Choose an idea or statement from this article and explain how the idea or statement sheds light on the character of Sonny. When discussing Sonny, use a quote from “Sonny’s Blues to prove your point. Use MLA citations.