At no stage does Mrs Jones hold any animosity towards Roger though some critics might suggest she has every reason to. African American, Blues, Langston Hughes 1080 Words 3 Pages woman. Perhaps even a third reason is Langston Hughes wants his readers to create their own ending, and, if he had made the boy say thank you, it would make too tidy a package and not leave with something to think about. She is more concerned about his well-being and questions him to see if he has eaten anything. He attempts to steal her purse, but because it is so heavy, and Mrs. His desire to own a pair of blue suede shoes motivates him to try what appears to be his first robbery, but her upright morality and firm belief in doing what is right knocks his greed right down to the ground.
Jones' dignity comes through in what she offers Roger: first, neatness and dignity. Jones after she is done with him. Instead of escorting Roger to the police station, Mrs. I enjoyed this part, meaning that she didn't consider him guilty. Ain't you got nobody home to tell you to wash your face? James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902.
But the boy took care to sit on the far side of the room where he thought she could easily see him out of the corner other eye, if she wanted to. . Anyway before she got robbed, she catches the boy and chooses to give him a lesson of his life. Least I can do right now is to wash your face. African American, Black people, Harlem Renaissance 969 Words 4 Pages Langston Hughes- Salvation Salvation, how many people actually know what it truly means? Jones lectures Roger on the street, she tells him he could be her son. Luella Bates Washington Jones is my favorite character! Thanks for the blue suede shoes picture to emlibrary. Jones gives Roger ten dollars to buy the blue suede shoes and tells him not to steal her purse or anyone else's for that matter, as shoes purchased with stolen money cause more trouble than they're worth.
Jones gives ten dollars to Roger to buy himself a blue-suede shoes that he wanted. And your face is dirty. The beauty of this manner in which he wrote his poetry, is that it grasp people by illustrating his narratives of the common lifestyles experienced by the current American generation. She switched on the light and left the door open. In one of his famous poems ; 'my old man was a white old man' he talks about segregation and the fact that his father was a well-off white man who died in a big house and how ,on the contrary, his mother a black lady who died in a shack.
How many of those people can actually get those ideas and thoughts on to paper. Which in turn would have stayed with him for life. Though he could have been prosecuted for his actions Mrs Jones allowed Roger to leave her apartment without any obstacles being put in front of him. Jones which changed his behavior At the beginning of the story, Roger is motivated to steal a purse from an old woman because he wanted shoes. But in middle and towards the end he was respectful. Though it may appear that she is giving out to Roger for his actions in reality Mrs Jones is attempting to show Roger that there is another way to live and there is no need to rob someone in order to obtain something that he wants blue suede shoes. Instead of stealing it, he stays there and waits for Mrs.
Throughout the course of the story, Roger undergoes character changes. I assume his heart was bruised from the very early on, and in this story we can find the traces. And God was with you from then on! Roger was cleaned and received good service by Mrs. He could make a dash for it down the hall. But the boy took care to sit on the far side of the room, away from purse, where he thought she could easily see him out of the corner of her eye if she wanted to. As a child Hughes wrote a lot about being lonely. Jones left his purse in the table to see if Roger changed or not, which later Roger reacted positively and thought of Mrs.
And that sets the stage for the message of the story, that respect, decency and love transcend race and class, that they are wonderful things that can cure all sorts of difficulties and hardships. He draws our attention to poverty -- why is an older woman having to work a job that causes her to walk home late at night, why can't a young boy be properly clothed, fed, and cared for -- but the poverty is part of the story without ever becoming an excuse. He was very disrespectful I enjoyed the short story very much, because it teaches a valuable lesson in life, and the way the author writes the story makes it easier to understand. As a result, Roger leaves the encounter with Mrs. The boy asks the lady 'will you take me to jail' , the lady answers 'not with that face'. Langston Hughes' short story, Thank You, Ma'am, published in 1958, captures both situations. Then she reached down, picked the boy up by his shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled.
Hughes's father and mother were not married. African American, Black people, Harlem Renaissance 603 Words 3 Pages Langston Hughes contributed a tremendous influence on black culture throughout the United States during the era known as the Harlem Renaissance. Throughout the course of the story, Roger undergoes character changes. Other classmates would have different things they would say. Then I say the story takes a turn which they will soon discover as required in standard Review of Conflict I do a quick review of internal and external conflict and tell my students that while reading the story they will annotate for conflict. Through this story, Langston Hughes wants to remind the reader of how important it is for people to trust and rely on each other.
He was left in the room with Mrs. Jones introduces the new role of women which is women do not need to be weak all the time or under controlled by men. Jones takes Roger to her house to clean her face and offer him some food. Hughes's father and mother were not married. Luella Bates Washington Jones, an older woman walking home from work late one night. Jones takes Roger back to her room, he does not steal from her even though he easily could when she turns her back on him. Luella Bates Washington Jones, the reader could almost see her walking down the street.