She has taught me to cherish people and to admire all of their attributes. My mother has shaped me in a way that I become people’s biggest cheerleader and I value their uniqueness, because I know everyone is capable of being the best possible version of themselves and I want to encourage them to get there. This nurturing spirit that I have attained benefits building my relationships and allows me to find and treasure the best in people. My mother has equipped me to properly handle my successes as well as my weaknesses with an admirable and gentle approach, and for that I am forever
“The boy wanted to say something other 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 at the large woman in the door”(130). Langston Hughes wrote an enduring short story called “Thank You Ma’m” that starts off with an old lady strolling an urban city at about eleven o'clock at night. Mrs. Luella Bates Washington-- otherwise known as “a large old lady” (10) teaches a lesson to Roger-- a thief searching for money to buy blue suede shoes. A central idea of “Thank You, Ma’m” is that believing in someone, despite extraordinary circumstances can change someone for the better.
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.
My mom has been through a lot with me she got me healthy even if she was sick during the time I was a baby, She has helped me with my reading and writing disability and has pushed me to do my best. She is a strong confident woman that is loving she loves to attend to people and has a great smile. She has shown me that even if times are hard you have to bring your head up and raise it high. I maybe a mama’s boy but my mom is one of my greatest role models and people I admire.
Growing up, my mom was a big impact on my life. Two days of the week she was a dental assistant. The other days she was just my mom. When she came home on the days after work she would smell minty and fresh from working in her dental office. I feel blessed to have been able to have my mother as a constant influence in my life. She showed me that I could be as mother as well as have a good job; I did not need to pick one or the other. My mother taught me how to stand up for myself and how not to be a pushover. One of the most important things I think that my mother taught me was how to be compassionate. Even as a young child when I heard about some of the terrible things that had happened in the world, my heart broke for those
When I am having troubles of my own and need someone who will truly listen, she gives me great advice whether I like the outcome or not. She has guided and molded my sister and I into young ladies who know their self worth and who will not back down from anything. I have always looked up to my mother because she is strong as an ox, and by that I mean mentally, physically, and emotionally. She is simply this compared to any one I have ever met. As I have grown each day I follow her and pay attention to the things she does because one day I hope I can become at least half as great as she is. I say half because honestly, I don’t know if anything can beat
“Thank You, Ma’am” is a short story about a young boy named Roger who meets a woman, Mrs. Jones, after an attempt to steal her pocketbook. After getting a hold of Roger Mrs. Jones decides that she won’t turn him into the police and wants to be a role model for Roger. In paragraph 15 it says, “‘You ought to be my son . I would teach you right from wrong…”’(Hughes 15) It’s obvious in this paragraph that Mrs. Jones wants to be a role model for Roger and she influences Roger to make better choices later in the text. Next, in “Doing the Right Thing” four football players enter an unlocked, closed store in New Jersey. They needed to purchase some items when they realized no employees were there in the store. They also realized they could get away with stealing the items they needed but they didn’t. Instead, they paid for the items and left for practice. The reason these young men had integrity was because they had family, their role models, they didn’t want to disappoint. The text says, “‘If there’s one thing about parenting that I’ve learned it’s that the best gift you
One small act of kindness has the potential to change a life. This heart warming story “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes introduces Mrs.Jones, a big strong willed woman. Roger, a young troubled boy, runs into Mrs.Jones and she changes his life forever. In this short story, Roger tries to steal from Mrs.Jones. After being unsuccessful instead of punishing Roger, she takes him to her home, washes him, feeds him, and gives him the money that he before tried to steal. The author makes the point that no matter how different two people can be, their stories can be very similar teaching the reader to never
In “Thank You, Ma’am.”, Mrs. Jones treated Roger as if he had never tried to steal her purse. He was a boy with a broken home and a troubled heart. Mrs. Jones treated the young and reckless boy as if he were her son. She fed him and even trusted him enough to leave her purse with Roger while she cooked for the two of them. Roger will never forget such a kind hearted woman.
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.
Millions of acts of kindness occur every day, like how Mrs. Jones acted towards Roger. “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes shows that forgiveness comes with trust and understanding. This short story has multiple themes; trust is earned, trust comes with kindness, and generosity leads to happiness. But the most important theme that the author indicates is that forgiving the wrongdoer comes with trusting and understanding them. Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones is upset with the boy in the story, Roger. Luella learns to forgive him; he’s only a kid and deserves a second chance. Roger explains that he only wanted money for blue suede shoes. Luella leaves him alone with her purse for awhile which implies that she trusts him. When Mrs. Jones discovers that he didn’t steal her money, she is glad that she trusted him and generously gives him money to purchase the shoes.
There have been a vast number of lives that have touched mine. Many different people have shared a piece of their soul in my formation. However, it is my mother who is the most important and most influential person in my life. My mother raised me by herself since the day I was born. My father was abusive and she left to make a better life for the both of us. She has worked as many as four jobs at one time. My mother wants to make sure my brothers and I have a better life than she did. It hasn’t always been easy for her, taking care of us on her own, trying to pay bills and making sure we had everything we needed. My mom has always had us involved in sports at a very young age. We always were doing something or involved in something
My mom is honestly my rock, she has been there for me through everything. Throughout life we have definitely had our differences, mostly it’s me, the teenager wanting to do something stupid and my mom trying to show me why i shouldn’t make these careless decisions. As a teenager you might think you are grown and know everything that’s why the parents are there to knock some sense into our brains, they have been through the same exact stuff, they can shed some light on the situation. Parents try to teach their kids to learn from their mistakes but, everyone has to learn from their own mistakes. So the parents can only do their best at teaching their children morals. My mother has taught me everything i know, starting off with being grateful everyday, living in the moment every single day, to seize the day. My mom has taught me right from
She taught me important lessons and one of them was how to be an independent female. she told me if I wanted to be successful, college will lead you the right path that you need to be at. Whenever she told me stuff like this, it would help and encourages me a lot. I have never been in any hard situation in my life and that’s because my mom is always by my side. Whether she’s away from me or not, distance will never separate us no matter what. she is my inspiration and he keeps me motivated to get my degree heart Surgeon, my dream job.
A mother is someone who can take the place of all others but no one can take the place of her. There are many different definitions you could use to describe your mother. My mother, Pam Krull, fits every one of those. Today I decided to pick the three that I thought was most important to me. I admire and aspire to be like my mother because of how supportive, how selfless, and how loving she is.