Theme Of Selflessness In Thank You Ma Am

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Selflessness, having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, money, etc.; unselfish." Two people that have shown selflessness are Mrs. Jones and Harriet Tubman. Both of them show selflessness in so many incredible ways. Mrs. Jones from, Thank You Ma'am, shows selfless through caring for a young boy who doesn't know how to behave. Harriet Tubman, from Harriet Tubman, Guide to Freedom, shows selflessness by freeing slaves all by herself even though she escaped from freedom too. Harriet Tubman and Mrs. Jones, two strong and independent woman, show the theme of selflessness in so many ways. In Thank You Ma'am, Mrs. Jones shows the theme of selflessness while a young boy who doesn't know how to behave. She…show more content…
There are multiple events that show this. One is how she had never been to Canada, but she kept going so she could free the slaves. She also was turned away at the first house she stopped at, but even though she was without food, warmth, and shelters she gave the the slaves hope that they would find shelter and food in the upcoming days. She then left the warmth and comfort of a safe house, she so badly wanted to stay at, kept going to save the slaves she brought with her. Everyone trusted Harriet because they knew she wasn't doing this for herself, she was doing it for them. She told the slaves stories so that the could have the incentive to keep pushing so they can reach freedom. In the text on pg.135 it says,”Harriet had found it hard to leave the warmth and friendliness, too. But she urged them on.” Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman, her effect on people was extraordinary. She saved so many slaves and gave them freedom, something they never thought they could ever have. When Harriet Tubman was a slave, she found a way to escape. Ever since then she had gone back and had saved slaves and take them on a journey to freedom. She gave those 11 people hope that a better future was ahead of them. Harriet Tubman was a completely selfless person. She affected so many people in so many ways that are so incredible, there are no words to define how selfless she really is. Harriet has shown the theme of selfless throughout her life, qualities of a trusted leader that risked her life for so many
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