Doing The Right Thing

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Was there ever a time when you had to pick right from wrong? The characters in Doing The Right Thing, The Road Not Taken and, Thank You Ma’am all had to and, they all did the right thing. In these three text, four football players, a boy named Roger and, a traveler all had to make an important decision. But because of these football players mentors, a woman named Mrs. Jones and, the travelers courage, all three of the characters were able to do the right thing. And, after reading Doing The Right Thing, The Road Not Taken and, Thank You Ma’am, it is evidence that mentors, courage and, people give people courage to do the right thing.

First of all, the commentary Doing The Right Thing is about four football players walk in a store that is left unlocked after closing but, the football players think the store is open. There was no one was inside, so they spent ten minutes looking for someone. They thought that all the workers were in the back on break. They started taking items but,
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In the short story, a boy named Roger tries to steal from a woman named Mrs. Jones, but his attempt failed. Instead of taking Roger to jail, Mrs. Jones dragged him to her house. She gave Roger a very nice meal and, she was so kind to him. What Roger did right, was not running off with Mrs. Jones purse when he had the chance to. It said in paragraph 32 of Thank You Ma’am, “The door was open. He could make a dash for it down the hall. He could run, run, run, run, run!” (Hughes 32). Instead of trying to escape with the purse, Roger stayed put and didn’t attempt to steal Mrs. Jones purse. He didn’t run because, he didn’t want to disappoint Mrs. Jones after she was so kind to him. Paragraph 41 of Thank You Ma’am says, “‘Eat some more, son’ she said” (Hughes 41). This evidence is one of the many moments Mrs. Jones was kind to Roger and, Roger didn’t want to upset her because he’d feel
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