I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Essay

Maya Angelou is a writer, poet and civil rights activist. Maya was born in 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Maya’s father was abandoned by his parents as a child and he attempted to find family members to stay with but they were no longer alive. Maya’s mother was a very strong woman who worked as … Read more

Essay about Maya Angelous Literary Analysis

As a teenager, Maya Angelou was driven to succeed in all aspects of her life which began with her move to San Francisco after winning a scholarship at San Francisco’s Labor School in 1942 (Wagner-Martin, 12). Later in her life at the age of 16, Angelou decided that she wanted to become a streetcar conductor. … Read more

Clash of Identity

The difference between Rodriguez’s struggle between identity and Angelou’s struggle is that, Angelou’s identity’s center of focus is her name, while Rodriguez’s identity seems to revolve around his “complexion”. Although they both wrote about the struggle with their own identity, the views and attitude of the two authors differ. In Richard Rodriguez’s essay “Complexion” and … Read more