When Women Were Birds - Chapters XLIII-XLVII Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter XLIII, Williams speaks of the way her voice presents itself in love. She indicates she is both silenced and given a voice by love. Sometimes she does not like the voice she is given when it causes her to belittle her lover.

In Chapter XLIV, Williams identifies her mother’s journals as a love story. She can only imagine what her mother was trying to tell her through her empty pages. Williams discusses how people lose themselves through their own busyness. She believes they also hide their own voices by borrowing a voice from another person and “plagiarizing” his words. She suggests people learn to flow like water, instead of being molded like clay. Then, people would understand that power and love do not need to be absolute. They would be able to follow the advice “let it go” that Williams...

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