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UGS 303 - This journal explores ideas from the day that we...

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This journal explores ideas from the day that we had to read about Maya Angelou (10/18/11). Millions of people face the hardships of adversity everyday, but everyone has their own ways to overcome it. In the autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” Maya Angelou recounts a youth filled with disappointment, frustration, tragedy, and finally hard-won independence. Angelou shows us ways she dealt with these personal struggles, and how she was able to get through them. Angelou is grateful to her brother Bailey for helping her overcome the adversity in her life. When Angelou was raped by her mother’s boyfriend Mr. Freeman, she felt guilty. She wanted to tell someone but Mr. Freeman threatened to kill Bailey, Maya’s younger brother. When Bailey convinced Maya that he wouldn’t let anyone kill him, Maya told Bailey, and only Bailey, that Mr. Freeman had raped her. Angelou recalls“In the hospital, Bailey told me that I had to tell who did that to me, or the man would hurt another little girl. When I explained that I couldn’t tell because the man would kill him, Bailey knowingly said, "He can’t kill me. I won’t let him." And of course I believed him. Bailey didn’t lie to me. So I told him. Eventually Mr. Freeman was arrested by authorities, but then supposedly killed Maya’s three uncles.
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