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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 TEXT Then I met, or rather got to know, the lady who threw me my first life line(Angelou 93) Mayas Family issues made it hard for her to come out about her rape, and get the help she needed because she felt she had no one to go to. Without Momma she would not have had her reading sessions with Mrs, Flowers who taught her the importance of literature and helped Maya to open up. Maya struggled with insecurity and displacement throughout her childhood, because she feltlike she didnt fit in, because everyone in her family was beautiful. "At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice." (Chapter 31) Momma often showed Maya that not acting out against the racism was sometimes more powerful than acting irrationally. She wouldnt stand to be disrespected when the powhitetrash came around a few years before, she hummed her hymns to show that they did not scare or threaten her and whatever they did to attempt to dishonor her made her stronger. "Her major concern was to live the life given to her, and her children were expected to do the same (angelou 288) By: Nicole Nunez and Olivia Herman They were more alike than she and I, or even he and I. They both had physical beauty and personality, so I figured it figured (Angelou 60) Mama wants Maya to live her life to the fullest and enjoy life no matter what color she is.This shows Momma isa good strong role modelfor Maya.
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