“I wanted to say thank but, deep inside me wanted to say something more than thank you.” this proves roger wanting to change who he is because miss jones has changed him to be a better person. The story An American Childhood states turning points however in the text it states “I realized my parents didn’t care about what I did means im on my own.” The cause of this turning point is her parents didn’t care about what she did and it caused her to feel
The Junie B. Jones series has become extremely popular over the years. There are many people that love the stories because of how witty Junie B. is. It is also true that a large number of children can connect with her since Barbra Park created the series with Junie B. speaking in first person as the narrator. However, there are a lot of concerns with the amount of disrespect seen by Junie. Additionally, there could be an educational confusion for children who are trying to learn to read and pronounce words correctly. The Junie B. Jones series basically glorifies being bad, not listening to adults and using language that a five or six year old should not be using. The ruthless actions and improper usage of communication by Junie B. in the Junie B. Jones series can be very confusing and misleading for the young children that are expected to read these books.
In a short amount of time, Mrs. Jones had a long lasting impact on Roger. The old lady gave him another chance to prove himself to show that he is better than being a thief, but it is up to him to decide if he will learn from his mistake or continue to make them. Mrs. Jones had been his confidante whose guidance had helped him to realize that kindness and respect are the two important traits for human being to prosper in
My first evidence for this claim is the quote, “Well you didn’t have to snatch my pocket book to get some suede shoes,” said Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones. “You could have asked me.” (page 5, lines 96-98) Which proves that the reason why Mrs. Luella takes Roger home is because she wants to teach him how to be selfless not selfish. There are several keywords that prove my claim such as
On page three, Mrs. Jones said “I have done things, too, which I would not tell you, son-neither tell God, if he didn’t already know.” When Mrs. Jones was saying this, one was probably thinking that she has done something like this before, and that is probably why took Roger in instead of taking him to jail. On page three, Mrs. Jones said “Now, here, take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes. And next time, do not make the mistake of latching on to my pocketbook nor nobody else’s-because shoes come by devilish like that will burn your feet.” One may think that Mrs. Jones was saying that if you do bad stuff but have nice shoes it will “burn your feet”. It is very important to think about the decisions you make in life. Making a bad decision comes with consequences, which can be compounded with further
His desire to steal the purse was driven by the strong want to buy blue suede shoes. This desire of the shoes can be compared to Macbeth’s desire of the throne. Both characters did evil deeds to reach their ultimate goal. Roger, however, is unable to successfully steal the purse and learns an important lesson through his failure. After Roger’s failed attempt, the story explains the woman’s initial actions, “... she reached down, picked the boy up by his shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled” (Hughes, 1). This quote shows her aggressive behavior that masked her knowledgeable and caring personality. Roger is made to go back to her house to clean up and have a meal. The theme of patience is learned during his visit to her house, “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 day-bed. But the boy took care to sit on the far side of the room where he thought she could easily see him out of the corner of her eye” (Hughes, 3). This quote expresses the amount of respect and trust built by both Roger and the woman in this short amount of time. She later explains to him that she understands his motive to steal as she has done wrongful deeds as well. She finished her talk with him by saying, “And next time, do not make the mistake of latching onto
On page 32 Ms. Jones shows she trusts Roger by turning away when she sets her purse beside him on the couch. Also on the same page she lets the boy go and she trust him not to run away and he doesn’t so at least she straightened him up a little bit already. The young man also wants to show he learned a lesson by saying ‘ do you need anything from the store such as milk or something ‘ on page 32. This also shows will never attempt to steal another woman’s purse again.
When Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones asked Roger, “If I turn you loose, will you run?” Roger replied with, “Yes’m.” Most people give in and accept their consequences for their action, where Roger still had the mindset of getting out of it. In Mrs. Jones home, Roger was thinking about making the run a couple of times. Mrs.Jones wasn’t giving him any punishments but offering him to clean his face and food. Roger having the mindset to run at that particular moment wouldn’t make
This teenager obviously made a mistake trying to snatch her purse. However, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones doesn’t hold grudges. In fact, she cleans up the boy and gives him what he wanted. “Now, here, take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes.” (68,110) This action shows how she is willing to overcome Roger’s wrongdoings and clean him up.
Roger, the quiet, introverted child, was very clearly molded by social ethics. At one point in the novel, Roger was throwing stones at little’uns, but feeling forced to miss. “Here, invisible yet strong,
One of the most clear reasons for why Ms Jones wants to teach Roger not to make the same mistakes that she made when she was his age is that when they are having dinner together, she tells him “I have done thing’s to, which I would tell you, son-neither tell god if he didn't already know” This shows that Ms Jones has done things in the past the she now regrets because she said that she has done things in the past that she was not
Athletes, singers, actors – what do all these people have in common? They’re idols; people who are loved, looked up to, and copied because they’re so good at what they do. They’re the examples every child patterns themselves after. But are they a good influence? Consider an athlete like Ray Rice, who plays well on the field, but beats his wife when the cameras aren’t looking. Or, an actor like Johnny Depp, who skillfully makes a story come to life on the screen, but slips into a drug-addict lifestyle like it’s a sweater. These are the people who will define our future – not who the new generation is, but who they look up to. If the wrong people are chosen to pattern ourselves after, it turns into chaos. For example, look at the Slender Man
According to the story Mrs. Jones impact on Roger will most likely make him change a lot because in the story it states that he doesn’t have anyone at home to take care of him. But since Jones had the kindness in her heart to take him in and feed him then make him clean himself up she played a huge role when she did that because his parents aren’t around to make him do things like that. After that she had gave him the money to buy the shoes he wanted so now all these beautiful old ladies don’t have to worry about getting there purse snatch because Roger became a gentleman and now knows he have to ask for things instead of taking. Basically Mrs. Jones raised him to become a man in less than 3 hours in the story it stated that Mrs. Jones told
At the beginning of “Thank you, Ma’am,” we see how just how compassionate Mrs. Jones really is. The moment she meets Roger, she tells the boy to wash his face. “Least I can do is wash your face. Are you hungry?” This might not seem like a very compassionate thing to do at first, however, she doesn’t even know the boy, yet she has enough compassion to make sure he is clean. Then, she takes the boy inside of her house! In addition, the boy, Roger asks, “You going to take me to jail?” But Mrs. Jones doesn’t. Maybe she sees that Roger is really a good boy inside, so she shows compassion to bring out his true kindness. This makes me think that he was probably trying to steal because he had to. And when Mrs. Jones asked him if he had anyone at home, he said, “No’m.” Mrs.
Jones cooks dinner for Roger and realizes he is hungry. “ I believe you're hungry or been hungry to try to snatch my pocketbook”. (pg. 6). In this quote Ms. Jones tells Roger that he must have been hungry to try to snatch her pocket book. This is important because instead of trying to accusing him of trying to steal her pocketbook she put herself in his shoes and realized that he was hungry and needed the money because he was a poor kid with no one caring for him so he relied on stealing to get the things he needed. This relates to my theme because Luella Bates is considerate of Rogers needs so she could help him out by providing food for him so he doesn't have to