I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Pamela Loos

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
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Critical Essay by Pamela Loos

SOURCE: Loos, Pamela. “A Life Line.” In Overcoming Adversity: Maya Angelou, pp. 21–31. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000.

In the following essay, Loos examines the implications of Marguerite's muteness in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

“I was liked … for just being Marguerite Johnson.”

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970

“Into this cocoon I crept,” Maya Angelou wrote about withdrawing into muteness in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She felt safer when she was silent, and also just by being back in Stamps. There were no tall buildings, noisy cabs and trucks, or bustling family gatherings. In Stamps, she thought, nothing ever happened, so nothing else could hurt her. And unlike her mother's relatives, people in Stamps...

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