Sonny’s life in prison
- light/darkness: darkness supports the theme being "suffering"
- - uncles dies during the night (darkness), streets and bar are always "dark",
, his addiction to drugs
, and the general state of life in Harlem are all embodied by the darkness
Light, ultimately, comes to signify salvation, comfort, and love, whereas darkness represents the fear and desolation that always threatens to extinguish it