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  1. How would you describe Mrs Flowers?
  2. How did Mrs Flowers help Maya Angelou?
  3. How does Mrs Flowers view the illiterate?
  4. Why has Mrs Flowers remained for Angelou The measure of what a human being can be?
  5. What is Mrs Flowers first name?
  6. Who does Mrs Flowers request to carry her things?
  7. What is the setting of Mrs Flowers?
  8. What is Angelou’s main point in describing Sister Flowers Why was sister flowers so important to her?
  9. What is the thesis of Sister Flowers?
  10. Why does momma call Mrs Flowers sister?
  11. What does this description reveal about Marguerite’s view of Mrs Flowers?
  12. Why is Mrs Flowers an aristocrat?
  13. What does Maya call the time she spends with Mrs Flowers?
  14. How did Marguerite feel about Mrs Cullinan shortening her name to Mary?
  15. What is special about Mrs Flowers in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?
  16. Who is the most important person in Maya’s growth toward being a strong and independent woman?
  17. What is the main idea of Mrs Flowers?
  18. What do Mrs Flowers and Marguerite do during their first visit together?
  19. In what ways does Mrs Flowers help Marguerite?
  20. What is the most significant lesson Mrs Flowers teaches Marguerite?
  21. Why is Mrs flowers so important to the narrator?
  22. What does Marguerite think the reason Mrs flowers like her?
  23. Why do you think that Mrs Flowers takes an interest in her?
  24. Who is Bertha Flowers?
  25. What warning does the used to be Sheriff give to momma?
  26. Why did Maya pity Mrs Cullinan?
  27. Why did Maya finally speak?
  28. Why did Uncle Willie hide?
  29. What inspired Maya Angelou’s writing?
  30. Why did Marguerite and Bailey beat?
  31. How does Marguerite view Momma?
  32. How does Marguerite describe Bailey?
  33. What was the dirtiest of chores that Marguerite and Bailey performed?
  34. What is Marguerite’s favorite food?
  35. How does Maya feel about Joyce?
  36. Who was Marguerite’s first real friend?
  37. Why is Maya really mad at Joyce?
  38. Who is Violet Cullinan?

How would you describe Mrs Flowers?

The author characterizes Mrs. Flowers as an aristocrat by the way she describes her. She is described as someone who is in control of situations and circumstances. The author states “her printed voile dresses and flowered hats were as right for her as denim overalls for a farmer.”

How did Mrs Flowers help Maya Angelou?

Mrs. Flowers gives Maya the book of poetry, she tells her that she wants Maya to memorize one poem to recite aloud. Mrs. Flowers does this so she can help Maya feel less uncomfortable talking to people.

How does Mrs Flowers view the illiterate?

Flowers teach Marguerite about uneducated people? Mrs. Flowers tells her to be tolerant of illiteracy. That uneducated people are more intelligent than some people with great education.

Why has Mrs Flowers remained for Angelou The measure of what a human being can be?

Why has Ms. Flowers remained for Angelou “the measure of what a human being can be”? Because Maya Angelou believes that the qualities that Ms. Flowers has are the best qualities that a human being can have.

What is Mrs Flowers first name?

Mrs. Bertha Flowers

Who does Mrs Flowers request to carry her things?

Marguerite

What is the setting of Mrs Flowers?

Sparks, Arkansas

What is Angelou’s main point in describing Sister Flowers Why was sister flowers so important to her?

The author’s purpose, to reveal her poetic self in a literary interaction, intensifies as she describes her mentor. Sister Flowers is an “aristocrat” unaffected by weather, other people’s reactions, racial tensions; she moves easily in all social circles and is easygoing with Marguerite’s countrified mother.

What is the thesis of Sister Flowers?

The thesis or purpose of the essay is contained in this quote: “She was one of the few gentlewomen I have ever known, and has remained throughout my life the measure of what a human being can be.” Mrs. Flowers had a great impact on Maya Angelou due to her presence, manner, dignity, and bearing.

Why does momma call Mrs Flowers sister?

Momma & Mrs. Momma refers to her as ”Sister Flowers” even though Mrs. Flowers does not attend their church. Maya picks apart Momma’s sentence structure when she speaks to Mrs. Flowers because she doesn’t want Momma to appear stupid.

What does this description reveal about Marguerite’s view of Mrs Flowers?

What does the image reveal about marguerite’s view on mrs. Flowers? That she admires and adores her. She sees her as a role model.

Why is Mrs Flowers an aristocrat?

Mrs. Bertha Flowers was the aristocrat of Black Stamps. She had the grace of control to appear warm in the coldest weather, and on the Arkansas summer days it seemed she had a private breeze which swirled around, cooling her.

What does Maya call the time she spends with Mrs Flowers?

life lessons

How did Marguerite feel about Mrs Cullinan shortening her name to Mary?

How did Marguerite feel about Mrs. Cullinan’s shortening her name to Mary? She feels offended and no longer wants to work for her.

What is special about Mrs Flowers in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

Bertha Flowers. A black aristocrat living in Stamps, Arkansas. One of Maya’s idols, she becomes the first person to prod Maya out of her silence after Maya’s rape, taking an interest in Maya and making her feel special.

Who is the most important person in Maya’s growth toward being a strong and independent woman?

Annie Henderson

What is the main idea of Mrs Flowers?

The main idea is that certain people, role models such as Mrs. Flowers, can by offering their concern and help, transform another person’s life.

What do Mrs Flowers and Marguerite do during their first visit together?

When they arrive, she gives Marguerite the first of what she calls “Lessons of Living.” She said that I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors.

In what ways does Mrs Flowers help Marguerite?

Flowers helped Marguerite when she gave her books to read out loud. She wanted her to read the sentences and make them “sound in as many different ways as possible.” (P. 36) This proves that Mrs. Flowers wanted Marguerite to improve because she knew that Marguerite was not speaking up in school.

What is the most significant lesson Mrs Flowers teaches Marguerite?

Mrs. Flowers is an important part of young Marguerite’s life. This is in large part because she teaches Marguerite firstly to love and respect books and secondly to understand the significance of well-chosen and well-spoken words.

Why is Mrs flowers so important to the narrator?

Flower’s so important to the narrator? she is Marguerite’s role model. she wants to be like her. flowers will help to break Marguerite out of her shell.

What does Marguerite think the reason Mrs flowers like her?

What does Marguerite think is the reason that Mrs. Flowers likes her? She thinks Mrs. Flowers likes her because she read to her and made her cookies.

Why do you think that Mrs Flowers takes an interest in her?

Why do you think that Mrs. Flowers takes an interest in her? Perhaps Marguerite reminds Mrs. Flowers realizes that Marguerite is passing through hard and depression and might need extra attention.

Who is Bertha Flowers?

What warning does the used to be Sheriff give to momma?

Slash the Store. One day, after Marguerite and Bailey finish their evening chores, the former sheriff Mr. Stewart rides up to their home. He gives a warning to Mamma: “Annie, tell Willie he better lay low tonight.

Why did Maya pity Mrs Cullinan?

Summary: Chapter 16 The cook, Miss Glory, a descendant of the slaves once owned by the Cullinans, informs Maya that Mrs. Cullinan could not have children and Maya feels pity for Mrs. Cullinan call Maya “Mary” because “Margaret” is too long. Even worse, Maya notes, her name is Marguerite, not Margaret.

Why did Maya finally speak?

When she was 8 years old, Maya Angelou stopped speaking. She silenced her voice because she thought her voice had killed a man. For almost five years, she spoke to no one but her beloved brother, Bailey. The man she believed she had killed with her voice — her mother’s boyfriend, Mr.

Why did Uncle Willie hide?

Summary: Chapter 3 Steward, the white former sheriff, comes to warn Momma that the whites are on the warpath because they say a black man has “messed with” a white woman. Momma hides Willie in the potato and onion bins in case the mob comes to the store looking for a scapegoat to lynch.

What inspired Maya Angelou’s writing?

Angelou joined the Harlem Writers Guild in the late 1950s and met James Baldwin and other important writers. It was during this time that Angelou had the opportunity to hear Dr. Martin Luther King speak. Inspired by his message, she decided to become a part of the struggle for civil rights.

Why did Marguerite and Bailey beat?

Why did Momma beat Marguerite and Bailey? She thought they offended God by saying the phrase, “By the way”. She hated it because she thought they knew about Mr. Freeman.

How does Marguerite view Momma?

Marguerite sees Momma as one of the strongest and most powerful people in Stamps.

How does Marguerite describe Bailey?

Describe Bailey. Include Marguerite’s feelings about him: – Bailey was velvet and dark skinned & dark skinned. (Graceful & smooth) Maya says her brother is a gift from God.

What was the dirtiest of chores that Marguerite and Bailey performed?

Marguerite and Bailey’s dirtiest chore was feeding the pigs.

What is Marguerite’s favorite food?

gyoza

How does Maya feel about Joyce?

Maya never liked Joyce, but she hates her for leaving and hurting Bailey. When Joyce was around, Maya notes, Bailey did not use sarcasm.

Who was Marguerite’s first real friend?

Louise Kendricks

Why is Maya really mad at Joyce?

In part, Maya feels threatened by the valentine because she has no experience with adolescent crushes. Mainly, however, the rape and its aftermath have led her to distrust anything having to do with both sexual and romantic love.

Who is Violet Cullinan?

Mrs Cullinan is the white woman in Stamps and was Mayas first employer. She doesn’t respect Maya and doesn’t call her by the name she wants. It results in Maya smashing her china.