Carl Rogers’ Phenomenological Theory and Maya Angelou’s "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" Maya Angelou’s seminal novel is one for the ages. It is a story of youth, experience, tragedy, comedy and humor. It is an autobiography, but one that is truly literary and heartfelt. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings can be interpreted in a phenomenological approach, because though harrowing, the experiential nature of the protagonist was the focal point and her development was unique and often incongruent with her experience. Angelou e goes through a lot experientially, though her self of concept and identity remains intact in the classic novel, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Carl Rogers’ phenomenological theory, or self-theory,...The end:
..... Caged Bird sings can be seen through this life based on the sad incidents in the book and how Angelou deals with them. She is strong, optimistic, and often incredibly humorous in her dealings with her seemingly tragic life. Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings can be seen through the lens of the phenomenological theory based on the contradictory outcome and personality of Angelou despite her terrible history. Works Cited Angelou, Maya. (2010). I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House. Bloom, Harold. (2009). Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. New York: Infobase Publishing. Kirst-Ashman, Karen & Zastrow, Charles. (2009) Understanding human Behavior and Social Environment. New York: Cengage Learning, 2009.