Read Maya Angelouâ€™s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and answer the following questions. Be sure to give strong, defensible support for your answers. Please use some in text citations.
- Explain the significance of Mayaâ€™s confrontation with Mrs. Cullinan.
- Explain the significance of what Mrs. Bertha Flowers does for Maya.
- Does the novel end as a tragedy or a comedy (under the classic literary definitions of these terms)? Why?
- What effect does this book have on its reader because it is told as a personal narrative rather than a work of fiction?