Analysis Of Maya Angelou 's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Essay

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In this paper I will be writing about the challenges that females faced in America to find their identity. The author and the readings I will discuss is Maya Angelou “ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, Alice Walker “Beauty When the Other Dancer is the Self,”and Belle Hooks “Straightening Our Hair.” Each author is faced similar and different challenges to find their voice in the world. Social and political factors impacted their lives. Although life is challenging for Maya, Alice, and Belle they remain strong and empower themselves to write about their experiences to promote social change. Therefore, Maya Angelou 's memoir I know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a good book, which takes you on a emotional rollercoaster. Maya is faced with many challenges at a young age like self identity, sexual identity and racism. Racism is the biggest challenge in her life because she is growing up the segregation era. Racism was so bad Maya wished she was a blued white girl. At this time Africans Americans are treated horribly and excepted to not be able to succeed in life. Maya writes, “ He went on to say how he had bragged that “one of the best basketball players at Fisk sank his first ball right here at Lafayette County Training school. The white kids were going to to have a chance to become Galileos and Madame Curies and Edisons and Gauguins, and our boys (the girls weren’t even in onit) would try to be Jesse Owenses and Joe Louises.”
Maya knew she was going to be more than just an…

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