Mrs. Jones Character

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Mrs.Jones is a compassionate woman who is showing a boy kindness and respect to serve a great purpose to him for the rest of his life. Mrs. Jones was aware that Roger was no thief, he was just a boy who need some parenting. “You ought to be my son. I would teach you right from wrong. Least I can do right now is to wash your face.” This explains how Mrs.Jones was going to teach Roger to own up to his mistakes and prevent from doing them again. Once Mrs.Jones had done enough parenting to Roger, he certainly wouldn’t forget. “If you think that contact is not going to last awhile, you got another thought coming. When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones.” Mrs.Jones would certainly teach Roger…show more content…
Roger could honestly careless about the trust of an elderly, all he cared about was getting his blue suede shoes. “It was about eleven o’clock at night, and she tried to snatch her purse.” This indicates how Roger was willing to rob an elderly just to buy something that he did not need whatsoever. Besides his first attemept to rob Mrs.Jones, I’m pretty sure he wouldn;t evem think about doing such a foolish thing again. “The woman did not watch the boy to see if he was going to run now, nor did she watch her purse which she left behind her on the daybed. But the boy took care o sit on the far side of the room where he thought she could easily see him out of the corner of her eye.” This proves how Roger is beginning to progress and learn to not make the same mistake twice. The longer he spends time with Mrs.Jones: the more he’ll improve and become grateful. “The boy wanted to say something more than, “Thank you, m’am,” to Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, but although his lips moved, he couldn’t even say that as he turned at the foot of the barren stoop and looked up the large woman in the door.” Although Roger was speechless and didn’t know how he could possibly thank Mrs. Jones, he was still pleased that she gave him a second chance. Roger who once was a thief was now a young boy who wanted the respect and trust of others, thanks to
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