Character Analysis Of 'Thank You, M Am'

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Introduction “You can’t truly understand something until it happens to you, The meaning of life is discovered in the experience.” “Thank you,M’am” by Langston Hughes is a short story about how a young boy experienced stealing from Mrs. Jones which changed his perspective of the wrong he was doing. The main character in the story is Roger, he is the main character because he encounters an experience with someone who gives him a background on way he needs to change. Paragraph 1 Roger learns that it is important not to steal because you never know who your stealing from…. Stealing affects both parties, the thief, and the victim.“And your face is dirty. I got a great mind to wash your face for you. Ain’t you got nobody home to tell you to wash your face?” “No’m, said the boy.” “Then it will get washed this evening,”said the large woman starting up the street,dragging the frightened boy behind her. This…show more content…
asked the woman. “Yes’m”, sa y. “Then I won’t turn you loose,”said the woman.This shows that Roger is scared and doesn’t trust Mrs. Jones. Roger is experiencing this because he just tried to steal Mrs. Jones pocketbook and he doesn’t know what she is going to do with him. Mrs. Jones doesn’t want Roger to run loose because he might try to steal someone else’s pocket purse and the person he tries to steal from might not be as considerate as Mrs. Jones.“The door was open. He could make a dash for it down the hall. He could run,run,run,run,run!” This demonstrates, that Roger was thinking to leave but instead he stayed so he can earn Mrs.Jones trust also he showed his appreciation for her because she didn’t take him to jail or call the police on him.In conclusion,this shows that Roger changed because at first he wanted to leave but then he decided to stay so he could confront his problems and earn Mrs. Jones
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