I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Chapter 31 - Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 31 finds Delores sitting in waiting at home when Maya and her father arrive. Maya goes to her room. She listens as Delores and Bailey fight over her existence. When Bailey storms out, Maya attempts to heal things by apologizing to Delores, but they end up fighting viciously, with Delores calling Maya's mother a "whore." Maya slaps her, and Delores stabs her. Maya flees to the car, and Bailey and the neighbors come to take Delores back into the house. When Bailey returns to the car, he realizes how badly Maya is bleeding and takes her to a local friend for treatment. He explains he doesn't want the scandal of going in for treatment to a hospital. He leaves her with friends for the night and briefly checks on her the following day. Maya realizes it would be better for everyone if she left. She thinks...

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