Please explain the last lines of "Memories of Childhood", Part I ( Not a soul..... )

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"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."

Zitkala Sa says the above mentioned lines on the pretext of getting completely destroyed by the incident of forceful chopping off of her long, shiny hair. In her great dejection, she missed being with her mother, the only soul who could comfort her in this hour of extreme restlesness and hopelesness. She felt like an animal who would be now treated by her herder, her American fellows', the way they want to treat her. These lines portray the brutul image of the racial descrimination that is faced by many because of their colour and identity.

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zitkala sa was upset after cutting of her long hairs, she misses her mother and felt that no one is here to stand for her and comfort her as her mother used to do, not even a single soul. she was alone.she felt like she was now one of the many animals driven by herder with no personal interst and decisions.
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