Adversity in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Essays

840 Words Sep 28th, 2006 4 Pages
Each failure, each disaster, each adversity holds with it the seed of a greater benefit; it's simply up to us how to utilize them. When difficulties arise, it's completely up to us how we deal with them. We can either let them break us down, or we can build ourselves back up to our ideal form. When difficulties arise, they're obstacles put in our way not to stop us but to pull out our real colors, to make us endure the harsher paths in order to leave with newfound strengths. Throughout I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou portrays her experiences with adversity, as well as the experiences of many others, how she copes with them and how she rises above them. Growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, Maya feels that an enormous displacement …show more content…
The following weeks Maya described as a "honeycomb of determination with apertures for the days to go in and out" (268). During this time, she follows one of her mother's aphorisms "Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do" (269) and

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