Analysis Of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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I know why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou experienced a number of hardships throughout her life, which shaped and molded the thoughts she had about herself. She experienced abandonment from her parents, discrimination, and rape, all of which contributed to the negative self-image she had. Despite the adversity faced, Maya Angelou found strength and a will to survive. In her book “I know why the Caged Bird Sings” Maya Angelou tells the traumatic events of her life and how it influenced her to become one of the world’s well-renowned poet and author.
The family bond is an important point I found portrayed in the book. The bond formed between Maya and her brother Bailey was very strong. At many times Bailey was a friend, confidant, supporter and her voice. They had an unbreakable bond, which helped Maya through difficult times in her life. The bond between Maya and her grandmother provided the security and
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She later learned to love her-self; I believe this was due to her watching the reaction of her grandmother and how she handled conflicts of racism. Social workers learn to listen past the surface. On the surface a client may feel angry, hurt or ashamed. It is the job of the social worker to dig deep and help the client see the bigger picture and the real problem.
I would like to recommend the book Jane Eyre. It tells the life of Jane Eyre, an orphan, sent to live with her cruel aunt. Jane Eyre portrays a strong person facing adversities and oppression. She faces discrimination, because she is a woman. Jane Eyre guides you through her journey of finding self-value and self-worth. This book explores how religion, social class and gender relation impacts a person life. All of these are things social workers will help a client with. This book is a great learning tool for social workers. I believe Jane Eyre’s life could have benefited from a good social

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