In both “Caged Bird” and “Sympathy,” the authors purposefully used the enclosed bird’s helpless song as a representation of African Americans’ only remaining tool against restrictions. In “Sympathy,” the captured bird uses his song as an essential resource for communication and an indirect protest for his deserved opportunities. In this quote, the bird’s cries and sorrowful song were misinterpreted for happiness, although they were his only resources for demanding liberty. Even though the bird’s song is disregarded as cheerful, it is full of longing and anger, all of which the bird expressed indirectly through singing about his battles. As a result, the author used the bird’s misunderstood anthem to represent African American’s secret portrayal of struggles disguised under rhythmic songs, all of which were used for battling deserved advantages and annihilating various boundaries. Similarly to “Sympathy,” the enclosed bird in “Caged Bird” used his song as a tool to overcome injustices despite his physical restrictions. The author notes, In this quote, readers can observe that despite the enclosed bird’s vulnerability, his song will remain forever present and unlimited. Although tieing the bird’s attributes control and restrict his physical abilities, his perspective and feelings are uncontrollable, correctly connecting with African American’s decisions. Finally, in “Caged Bird,” the enclosed bird’s song is perceived by its surroundings but continues to be ignored, precisely representing African American’s use of their resources to protest, express their needs, and bring attention over their restrictions, therefore demonstrating progressing control. Thus, both authors in “Caged Bird” and “Sympathy” used the enclosed bird’s helpless song to represent African Americans’ only resource against limitations, contributing to the theme about African American’s battle for liberty.