what effect does it have?

Read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and answer the following questions. Be sure to give strong, defensible support for your answers. Please use some in text citations.

  1. Explain the significance of Maya’s confrontation with Mrs. Cullinan.
  2. Explain the significance of what Mrs. Bertha Flowers does for Maya.
  3. Does the novel end as a tragedy or a comedy (under the classic literary definitions of these terms)? Why?
  4. What effect does this book have on its reader because it is told as a personal narrative rather than a work of fiction?