Caged Bird Sings Influences

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In the autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, the major figures and events that helped make Maya the wonderful, courteous, and intriguing person that she was. The three most important events or people that she encountered during her childhood that helped shape her, were her grandmother, Momma, her neighboring, adult friend, Mrs. Flowers, and her stay at the Junkyard.
The biggest influence that Maya had growing up was Momma, her beautiful, and loving grandmother. Momma is the one who taught Maya all her manners and how to behave properly. She always said, “Thou shalt not be dirty and thou shalt not be impudent.”(Angelou 27) Those were the two commandments that Momma made Maya and her brother, Bailey live by. Momma