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Analysis Of Thank You, M Am, By Langston Hughes

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When is a risk worth taking? That is the question we ask to figure out the central idea of progress. In the three stories, “Thank You, M’am,” by Langston Hughes, “Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” by Doreen Rappaport, and “NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations” by Mark Maske all show answers to, when is a risk worth taking. They all have different answers but they use the same question to show the progress. In the story, “Thank You, M’am,” by Langston Hughes the question when is a risk worth taking is shown when Mrs. Jones takes Roger home, it is a risk because she does not know anything about him and does not know what he is capable of. It helps show the central idea of progress because she made progress…show more content…
Martin Luther King Jr.” by Doreen Rappaport also answers the question, when is a risk worth taking, because it shows that Martin Luther King Jr. took a risk continuing to march when people marching with him, trying to help black rights, got “ … Jailed and beaten and murdered. But they kept on marching” (18). “A few threatened to kill him and his family. His house was bombed. His brother’s house was bombed. But he refused to stop” (21). These two quotes shows that this story answers the question, when is a risk worth taking, because Martin never stopped marching, taking a risk that put his entire family in danger. He wanted to fight for equal rights even if that meant he lost everything he owned. He wanted freedom for everyone, no matter what the color. Every time. That is the answer to the question. When is a risk worth taking? All the time when you are fighting for what you believe in. As long as you are fighting for something you believe in, you should take all the risks you can to get what you are fighting for. To sum up, the story “Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” by Doreen Rappaport shows very clearly that a risk is worth taking whenever you are fighting for something you believe in. It also shows the central idea of progress because since Martin took that risk, he made progress for black
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