Analysis Of Thank You Ma Am

1049 Words5 Pages
In Thank You Ma 'am” by Langston Hughes, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones showed the golden Rule by bringing Rodger into her home. She showed much hospitality towards him, even though he tried to do something horrible to her. Mrs. Jones could have done something cruel to Roger, but instead she was kind to him. She taught him a valuable life lesson, although she was not mean about it. Following the golden rule in life is very important for everyone, you should always follow this rule, no matter what. She treated Roger how she would want to be treated if she was in his shoes. There are many examples of Mrs. Jones treating Roger in this way throughout the story. The first piece of evidence that supports that Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones treating Roger the way she would want to be treated is, “If I turn you loose, will you run”? “Yes’m,” said the boy. “Then I won’t turn you loose”. This piece of evidence supports the theme because Mrs. Jones is scaring Roger. She did this because when she was younger she did similar things, and wished that someone would have scared her straight so she would stop. This is strongly supported because the text reads “ "I were young once and I wanted things I could not get." She went on to say, "Urn-hm! You thought I was going to say but, didn 't you? You thought I was going to say, but I didn 't snatch people 's pocketbooks. Well, I wasn 't going to say that.". "I have done things, too, which I would not tell you, son—neither tell
Get Access