I know why the caged bird sings, Maya and Mr Freeman  In "I know why the caged bird sings" does Maya's sense of displacement make her susceptible to Mr Freeman's sexual advance? How does the...

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Mr. Freeman's death causes Marguerite to lapse into a kind of stunned silence; she feels responsible for the fact that he was killed. Through the influence of a kind and encouraging teacher, she emerges from her silence, and it is possible to view her writing as a reaction against, and development from, the silence from which she originally suffered.

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