"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Analytical Essay by Research Group

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Examining the personal relationships in Mary Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," in terms of different sociological theories.
# 25694 | 2,120 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 08, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper shows how the personal relationships in Angelou's book serve as examples of different sociological theories, illustrating issues of family, class, race, victimization, gender, and the bureaucratic society. Looking at the interaction theory, the social system, groups, roles and norms.

From the Paper:

"Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was her first autobiographical book and was very well received in 1970 when it was published. The book is, as noted, autobiographical, telling of Angelou's childhood and her relationship with her brother, Bailey. In the story of this one girl, readers found what Angelou herself clearly found--evidence of the larger black experience, expressed in her own specific life but extended by her in the book to blacks everywhere in America. She is seen in the book traveling away from her parents, with a strong sense of rejection even as she travels to the new experience of a home with her grandmother."

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