“My Name Is Margaret” written by Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou is novelist. poet. dramatist. actress. composer. and vocalist. Actual name is Marguerite Annie Johnson born in 1928. Peoples identify with our name in many ways. Our name is what links us to our household ; History and we are the image that is associated with our name. In the lineation of the essay. the storyteller is enlightening of how it was like to populate in that precise clip period. Margaret distinguished between a white miss and a black miss developing up in the South. Mrs.
Viola’s friend sees a deficiency of importance in naming Margaret by her existent name. as “that may be. but the name’s excessively long. I’d ne’er bother myself. I’d name her Mary if I was you. ” In making this. “Old Speckled-Face. ” as Margaret called her. efforts to dehumanise her and epitomizes the standard manner of thought of the common. rich white people in the 60’s and 70’s. A name for me represents history. Too many names are lost and/or changed because someone’s yesteryear. someone’s civilization. someone’s narrative was “too long” to retrieve. and that merely truly makes me dejected.
It makes me sad to cognize that people lost so much. particularly their names. Possibly that’s why I take my name so earnestly. I know I have trouble retrieving other people’s names sometimes. and I’m working on that. I think names are something we take for granted. like we don’t ever feel the weight behind our names. There is so much hurting and battle in the yesteryear. so many new names that were “better” than the 1s people came with from Africa. Asia. or wherever our ascendants immigrated from.
Maya Angelou discusses altering names. when Miss Glory tells her about how Mrs. Cullinan changed her name from Hallelujah to Glory. once more because it was excessively long to retrieve. She didn’t seem to mind. though. Mrs. Cullinan eventually calls Margaret by her existent name. It merely took the breakage of her prized China. I find it sad that she could merely bear to say/ retrieve her full name when it came to acquiring her into problem. She didn’t average much until she caused Mrs. Cullinan hurting.