"The large woman simply turned around and kicked him in the blue jeaned sitter," Though it may not seem like this is a story of learning and positive influences, so begins one of many such stories about a child being positively influenced by a parental figure in a way that will affect every decision he/she will ever make. Parents have an enormous impact on what their children do and what ideals said children believe in. Without parental interaction, children may become lost or come to accept mistaken ideals such as the rightfulness of stealing which Roger, a main character symbolizing a child, actually agrees with when the reader originally reads the story. While some children might find their way if left alone, many would become overwhelmed and their young minds would perish. In this article, two texts will be discussed that express this topic: "Thank You, Ma’am" by Langston Hughes and "Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan. In the Modern Era, it is all the more important to
Everyone has difficulties and tragedies in life, some more than others. Though when people show compassion, it makes your spirits rise and make your challenges more bearable. In the short story, “Thank you, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, a woman whose purse has been an attempted target by a boy, shows the theme of compassion with an overflowing amount of it. The boy, Roger, learns throughout the story that compassion is very important, and his true personality is revealed by some woman he doesn't even know.
In the story of “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, a big lady named Mrs. Jones was walking in the middle of the night, when a boy sneaked up on her. Mrs. Jones who’s purse got stolen by a boy named Roger, managed to get him in time. Mrs. Jones then takes Roger to her house.
In “Thank You Ma’am” written by Langston Hughes, a young boy by the name of Roger attempts to steal the purse of a woman of the streets. Roger’s growth was greatly impacted through the teachings of Ms. Luella Bates Washington Jones, about choice, trust, and about honesty. As Roger is caught he learns a valuable lesson from the compassionate woman who treats him with kindness rather than reporting him to the police. If a person who was nearly robbed caught the thief they would not have been so kind as to do the things the Ms. Jones did for her robber. Every life decision made is a choice, people choose to go one way or another. Roger chose to steal the purse of the women on street. He chose to put himself in a situation that could potentially end badly. After his encounter he did not expect to receive the kindness that he did from the women.
In Langston Hughes short story “Thank You Ma’am” he uses different themes throughout the story. There is kindness, love, and trust, which is very ironic considering that young boy Roger did try to steal Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones purse at the beginning of this story. Even though he was trying to steal from her, she never called the police and she never judged him because no one should ever judge a book by its cover.
thank you ma'am seems to have the same setting which is a city full of African-Americans it seems to be in Harlem since Tony Bubba Bubba boo-boo has raised in Harlem and Langston Hughes live there after college and it makes sense to put things in your past and your writing is
Langston Hughes (1902-1967), one of the most prominent figures in the world of Harlem, has come to be an African American poet as well as a legend of a variety of fields such as music, children's literature and journalism. Through his poetry, plays, short stories, novels, autobiographies, children's books, newspaper columns, Negro histories, edited anthologies, and other works, Hughes is considered a voice of the African-American people and a prime example of the magnificence of the Harlem Renaissance who promoted equality, condemned racism and injustice that the Negro society endured, and left behind a precious literary and enduring legacy for the future generations. In an endeavor to explore why and to what extent his poetry has still
Maya Angelou is a very good poet. In fact she is one of my favorites. My favorite quote of hers says, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how they made you
In the story Thank You, M’am by Langston Hughes Mrs.Jones treated Roger very generously because she didn't put him in jail, she gave him $10, and she gave him some hot cocoa and ham. In paragraph 27 and 28 the author writes, “You gonna take me to jail?” Asked the boy, bending over the sink. “Not with that face, I could not take your nowhere.” This quote supports the claim because not taking him to jail, this means she gave him a chance. This means she generous, but if she did take to jail this means she does not give anyone another chance most likely. Another piece of evidence is on paragraph 42 the author writes, “ She heated up some Lima beans and ham she had in the icebox, made some cocoa, and set the table. The women did not ask the boy
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 short story “Thank You M’am,” By Langston Hughes, forgiveness, kindness, and empathy have a positive impact on the main character's life. Mrs. Jones, “a large woman with a large purse,” had a positive impact on Roger, the main character. To help Roger, Mrs. Jones took him home one night after he had tried to steal her purse. He tried to steal her purse because he wanted some new blue suede shoes and he didn't have the money, which we found out later in the story. You may think, why would she help him after he did such a thing? It’s because Mrs. Jones thought farther and realized that there could be a reason he did this.
Yes Ma'am Short Story Have you ever thought of stealing, for something you dearly wanted, and would do anything to get it? Well Langston Hughes wrote “Yes Ma’am” about a young boy named Roger. Roger wanted blue suede shoes, but didn’t have money to buy them. He saw Mrs.
My response to "Thank you, Ma'am" The central meaning of Langston Hughes' story is that kindness, empathy, and understanding, have greater impacts on the lives around us than cruelty does. Hughes demonstrates this concept by using Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones interactions with Roger. From the first time they
In Thank You, M’am by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Jones treated Roger better and kinder after taking him in. Evidence of this is on p54 paragraph 43 where the author states: “‘Eat some more, son,’ she said.” This supports the claim because it shows that she cares for his well being, and health. It also shows that she wants him to have energy and not be hungry. She also wanted to treat him with a ten cent cake. Another piece of evidence is on p55 paragraph 44. The author states: “‘Now here, take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes.’” This supports the claim because it shows that she cares enough to get him what he wants, even though they just met. It also shows that she is willing to sacrifice money for him to be happy, and hopefully
The dialogue in “Thank you, ma’am” has many purposes. It could either provide more insight on the character or move the plot forward. Some lines could also show mood and tone. All these types of dialogue help keep the reader interested and help readers understand why the author wrote the