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In this passage by Maya Angelou, she creates a beautiful comparison of Mrs. Bertha Flowers to a lifeline. Pulling Marguerite up from the shallowness “she threw me my first lifeline” she allowed her to be her escape from all the solidation. Which later led her to realize that it is best to use your words to be outspoken then to cage your thoughts and ideas from ever becoming reality. Flowers, a woman in control; pictured to be as refined as a white woman of high class that we see and hear about in movies and books. Especially, when it comes to her body and clothing, “She was thin without the taut look of wiry people”... “and her flowered hats were as right for her as denim overalls for a farmer”. She is the description of a role model and greatly admired by Marguerite. Flowers is illustrated as a woman that is highly looked upon, respected,