I cried aloud, shaking my head all the while until I felt the cold blades of the scissors against my neck, and heard them gnaw off one of my thick braids. Then I lost my spirit. Since the day I was taken from my mother I had suffered extreme indignities. People had stared at me. I had been tossed about in the air like a wooden puppet. And now my long hair was shingled like a coward’s! In my anguish I moaned for my mother, but no one came to comfort me. Not a soul reasoned quietly with me, as my own mother used to do; for now I was only one of many little animals driven by a herder.
Question 4 (2B) i
Complete the sentence appropriately, with reference to the extract.
The writer refers to herself as a 'wooden puppet' because __________
she is being controlled by others / she is at the mercy of the people who took her away from her mother / she cannot live her life as she would like / she has lost her own voice