I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
Character Role Analysis
Mrs. Flowers is like Maya's fairy godmother. When she comes and sprinkles the fairy dust of education and poetry on Maya, the girl's whole life changes. She doesn't get a Prince Charming, but hey, poetry is less high-maintenance. Even after Mrs. Flowers' lessons are over, Maya keeps her guidance in mind. With every step of growing up, Maya is definitely trying to emulate her idol.