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Who Is Roger A Good Kid In Thank You M Am

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Painter, Camille Pisscaro once said “ Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.” There are many types of people in this world, for example some people see their glass as half empty while others see their glass as half full. But the way you look at the world doesn’t define you as a person. Rather, as illustrated by Roger, the way you look and act in a situation really defines a person’s best qualities. In the story " Thank you M'am" by Langston Hughes, the character of Roger shows he is a good kid through his polite and thankful demeanor. One trait that makes Roger a good kid is his politeness. One reason Roger is polite is because Roger always says thank you. Rogers statement to Mrs. Jones "‘ Thank you M'am. "‘…show more content…
Jones. One reason Roger is thankful is because Mrs. Jones didn't turn him into the police. Roger questioned "‘You gonna take me to jail?" asked the boy bending over the sink. "‘ not with that face, i would not take you nowhere"' illustrated his thankfulness (Hughes 122). Roger is thankful to Mrs. Jones because she didn't turn him in to the police after the attempted robbery he would have been charged with. Also he gets to go home instead of having to go to jail for a certain amount of time because his family can't get him out. Furthermore, another reason Roger is thankful is for everything Mrs. Jones has done for him. Rogers thought " The boy wanted to say something else other than "‘ Thank you M'am "‘ to Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, but he couldn't do so as he turned at the barren stoop and looked at the large in the door." Shows his thankfulness ( Hughes 124) Roger wishes he could've said something else but thank you. Also he is thankful for the gifts of acceptance and a new view of the world. In conclusion, Roger is thankful because Mrs. Jones didn't turn him in and for everything she's done for
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