Many people in the world have troubles. Lie Marguerite there are many who have troubles. Though we always get saved by our elders and without them we would be scrap metal, but like most elders, Mrs. Flower in the book “I know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” help out this troubled person by teaching her 3 lessons about way of life.
The troubled person Marguerite has a trouble that she can’t speak because she got assaulted 5 years ago. It is awful that a stranger raped a young person at age 8. Marguerite has to have felt very bad and got a shock, and also because of the assault she hasn’t spoken for 5 years. What kinds of friends does she have? What would people think about her? But because Mrs. Flower taught her why to speak, it looks like she is finally going to speak again like most people.
Also because of the assault Marguerite has doesn’t done 2 other things in her life, one of them were to tolerate people. She probably never tolerated strangers even though it never said. How would a person have any friends if they can’t tolerate any stranger. She is being very mean, you could say to a person who wants to be her friend. But of course she won’t let him/her be her friend because she can’t tolerate any stranger. It is not right to take out your anger on somebody else, but we all understand why.
The 3rd thing that the assault had changed her life with was “mother wit.” Mother wit is common sense. Marguerite of course did not have any common sense because she never used to talk. But if she had talked, she first would not have learned any lesson from Mrs. Flower, because each of them tie in to each other. An other person who wasn’t very good at teaching this common sense was her granny. She always used to harass her. What kind of grandma would do that? Another way where she could have learned “mother wit” earlier.
In conclusion, there are still many people like...
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