I Want to Know Why Questions and Answers

I Want to Know Why

In chapter 10 of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou juxtaposes Stamps and St. Louis. Juxtaposition is a literary device by which the author places characters, places, or ideas beside...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2020, 6:47 am (UTC)

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There are difficulties that arise when someone is idolized because idolizing means turning someone into an object of reverence; it is an act of judging someone as possessing some extraordinary...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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Though it is a common characteristic of many animals, one of the first things the boy associates with horses that is mostly a human construct is the idea of their beauty. Throughout the story he...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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When the boy describes watching Jerry throughout the race and starting to understand what had transpired between Jerry and the horse, the admiration and love he feels for him as is powerful and...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012, 9:12 pm (UTC)

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The boy who narrates “I Want to Know Why” by Sherwood Anderson is fifteen at the time of the story’s action and almost sixteen when he recounts the story. His age is significant because he is old...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018, 9:53 pm (UTC)

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When the boy looks in the window, it is not simply the existence of "bad women" that he sees that upsets him and makes him question his view of the world. It is not as though he was unaware of...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012, 9:18 pm (UTC)

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The reason everything the boy loved, "looking at horses and smelling things, hearing niggers laugh and everything," is because the honesty and purity of it were ruined when he saw Jerry Tillford...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012, 9:32 pm (UTC)

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