Question: English & Literature

What is Maya's relationship with her brother? How does it change over time?

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Asked from the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings study pack
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In the beginning, Maya worships her brother Bailey, even calling him her God at one point in the story. She continues to rely on him as her only friend and confidant through much of her life. When she is raped at age eight, however, she is forced to keep her first secret from him. Further, Bailey begins to break away from the family, and Maya seems to find she does not need to rely on him as much. Over time, she accepts that her brother and she have, in a sense, grown apart, although they dearly love one another.
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