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    Critical Analysis of The Awakening

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    however, causes her death. Chopin uses many images to clarify the relationship between Robert and Edna and to show that Robert is the cause of both her freedom and her destruction. Birds are a sizable image in The Awakening. Edna feels like a caged bird, and wishes to be freed. When Madame Ratignolle plays the piano, Edna often creates pictures in her head that represent the music. Edna's picture of a musical peice called "Solitude" is "the figure of a man standing beside a desolate rock on

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    “Sympathy,” and “Caged Bird,” by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Maya Angelou, both authors used the caged bird as a central symbol in their writing. This central symbol of the bird is significant and reveals the theme “when someone loses the unalienable right to freedom, life lose its value,” because of its supposed representation of freedom, it becomes a trophy, and its song has a double meaning. To begin with, it is common literary knowledge that a bird is a symbol of freedom; but when it is caged it symbolizes

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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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    contribute to the way she grows up and the person she becomes. Despite some of her tragic circumstances, she learns a lot growing up, mainly because of the African-American women in her life who teach her all different life lessons. In I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Marguerite gets to absorb teachings from her mother (Vivian), Mrs. Bertha Flowers, and her grandmother (Momma). These women allow Marguerite to learn and grow as an African-American female, all while paving her own way. Marguerite and

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    Maya Angelou explains ( in her autobiography, Why the Caged Bird Sings,) why her religious background and church upbringing are so important to her life and poetic writing. I came to know Jesus, as I was married and sad, I found in him a resting place, and He made me glad. (page 124). She also states The good Lord gave me another day and I 'm thankful. (page 122). I know I am a witness for my Lord. (Page 124). The Bible says, he who can hear let them hear. Maya wants the world to hear her sing through

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    The Caged

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    I’ll never forget that summer in 1951, when six kids in the area came up missing. It was fourteen-year-old Rebecca who lived down the road, whose face appeared first on the front cover of the Turtle Creek Daily News. I knew her, like most kids did in that small farm community. The towns people talked and suspected that she ran away from home. We knew better. She was down by the old railroad bridge, on the banks of the Turtle Creek River with the rest of us. That was the last day any of us saw her

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    they are knowledgeable about these things, it is only right if troubles and hardships start to interfere in their life and become obstacles in their path whether they are personal, political, or psychological. In the autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, the main character, (herself) Marguerite, goes through psychologically damaging events, and experiences discrimination because of the color of her skin, but in the end she endures all those hardships, learns how to be independent

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    (Maya Angelou)After the success of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, four more volumes of autobiography were published, Gather Together in My Name (1974), Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin Merry Like Christmas (1976),he has also made numerous television appearances, being nominated for an Emmy Award for her

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    experiencing hatred. The Help and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings both take place in the South, during a time period where racism and hate are very prevalent. Although it is obvious that both works portray racism, they both do it in a way that makes the controversial issue seem very different. However, many can agree that The Help gets the reality of this issue across to its audience more effectively than the novel. The novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings goes through the childhood of Maya Angelou

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    poetry . Marguerite Annie Johnson Angelou was born April 4, 1928 to May 28, 2014 most people known her as Maya Angelou she was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist best known for her memoir , I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as the first nonfiction best-seller by an African-American woman. Angelou received several honors throughout her career, including two NAACP Image Awards in the outstanding literary work. Maya Angelou was born

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    used the book When the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou. It has 36 chapters. The movie I used was the Troy. 2- The book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Troy share similar problems. Politics, Human rights, and public opinion are the issues that both the book and the movie express. a- Politics is an issue that appears in the movie and the book. In the movie, power hungry Achilles kills his father and valuable general in a afford to become a King. In I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

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