In the book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings , by Maya Angelou, Marguerite, Uncle Willie, and Vivian are faced with many defeats but are never defeated.
There are many times in which Marguerite is faced with difficulties that she overcomes. Growing up in the poor South as a black and yet triumphing despite that fact is her biggest achievement.At about eight, she and her brother are moved to St.Louis to live with
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his weakness to defeat him, but at times it does embarrass him. The treatment from the townspeople leaves him wishing to be normal.”He must have been tired of being crippled, as prisoners tire of penitentiary bars and the guilty tire of blame.” He tries to be like everyone else, to not be known as the cripple. He does not allow his lameness to defeat his character, merely he lives with it and remains human.