I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

who is joyce and what effect does she have on bailey and Maya?

in the book

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

Well Bailey loses his virginity to Joyce. She is rather imposing to both Maya and Bailey. She seems more sexually mature than the both of them. I think that to Maya, Joyce represents the mysterious both sexually and in terms of "life experience". Joyce gives Bailey his first sexual experience as well as robs him of his innocence. He is heartbroken when she disappears.