Character Analysis Of Thank You Ma Am

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“When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones,” the large lady said fiercely. In the edge of your seat story, “Thank You Ma’am,” by Langston Hughes, the main character of the story is very entertaining with every action that she takes. The main event that had happened in the story is, a boy (Rodger) wanted to get blue suede shoes and he didn’t have enough money, so he tried to steal Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones purse, and that was a bad choice. After that, she caught him with a strong, bold arm and took him to her house. While there, she talks with the boy and feeds him. Then, she eventually lets him go. Even though Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones seems rough on the outside, deep down inside she is an empathetic person. Example’s of Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones being like this is, she is caring for the boy that stole her purse, she is extremely understanding, and lastly she is tough. These examples are very important characteristics about the rough and empathetic person known as, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones. One of the most obvious reasons Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones…show more content…
Luella Bates Washington Jones is rough on the outside, inside she is truly empathetic because she understands the boy. As proof, she said that she had done things too, and she understands that it is hard not to steal things when you want them. In fact, she said, “Um-hum! 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 pocket books. Well. I wasn’t going to say that” Then, she said, “I believe you’re hungry or been hungry.” These two quotations go with her being understanding because she knows that he tried to steal her pocket book and understands that he doesn’t have much because he did that, so she demands a question that is if he wants food. Consequently, inside of Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones body, she is very
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