Because she finds the closeness and being held enjoyable -- and it is fairly obvious that Mr. This is the way that most children look at their father when that relationship is a healthy one, which it obviously is not here. Overcoming prejudice demands one to go through a long, ruthless journey, particularly when the prejudice is directed towards oneself.
She has no idea what's really going on, but knows that she is not receiving enough love to make her happy, and the closeness she has to Mr. Another way that this theme is shown throughout the book is the way that she words things in the beginning, vs the way that she words things in the end.
Maya's sexuality bean at a very young age, before she had any sense of what it was or any way to control the things that happened, and in fact much of the book deals with her attempts to come to terms with her own sexuality and find healthy ways to express it.
This proven by the quote she is a "too-big Negro girl with nappy black hair, broad feet and a space between her teeth that would hold a number-two pencil.
Walker through her essays and Ms. Maya's relationship with her brother is so close that she actually ends up standing guard outside a tent while Bailey is inside fooling around with a girl and eventually losing his virginity Angelou, Chapter Therefore, the thesis you choose needs to be one that you can demonstate is legitimate in writing terms, that you can "argue" is the case.