It’s also one of those important short stories that carries great social value and has the ability to teach and instruct its readers. She graciously gives him the money. It's noteworthy to point out that the story may have some autobiographical elements for the author. I got a great mind to wash your face for you. Thank you for the sweet and generous grin you shoot my way when we’re reunited in the mornings and after I’ve spent the afternoon out working. Sweat popped out on the boy's face and he began to struggle. The now sweating boy struggles desperately but finds the woman’s half nelson difficult to resist.

It was about eleven o’clock at night, and she After that the woman said, “Pick up my pocketbook, boy, and give it here.” The story features two characters; Roger and Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones. The woman said, “You ought to be my son. She said, “You a lie!” “I have done things, too, which I would not tell you, son-neither tell God, if he didn’t already know. She led him down the hall to the front door and opened it. Thank You, Ma'am (by Langston Hughes) She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails. A very long pause. she said, looking out into the street.

You thought I was going to say, but I didn’t snatch people’s pocketbooks. “I’m very sorry, lady, I’m sorry,” whispered the boy. ____ 1. Then she shut the door. “Here I am trying to get home to cook me a bite to eat and you snatch my pocketbook! Already a member?

Be encouraged by the following Bible verses specifically chosen to help you find the right words of appreciation, to express kindness, or tell someone a heartfelt thank you. “Then, Roger, you go to that sink and wash your face,” said the woman, whereupon she turned him loose-at last. When she asks if he is ashamed, the boy finally speaks. Least I can do right now is to wash your face. “Yes’m,” said the boy. You thought I was going to say but, didn’t you?

Then the story takes a turn. As they enter her furnished room, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones leaves the door open. In another corner of the room behind a screen was a gas plate and an icebox. “Do you need somebody to go to the store,” asked the boy, “maybe to get some milk or something?” Silence. He did not trust the woman not to trust him.
And he did not want to be mistrusted now. I got a great mind to wash your face for you.

Christians can turn to the Scriptures to express gratitude toward friends and family members, for the Lord is good, and his kindness is everlasting. Fusushi @Junglefushimi My mom made this meme dont let her down 00 Sprint 722 PM 1 60% en you wear special glasses to protect the Edlipse from your eyes. Even though you are comfortable and secure in the arms of your father and other caregivers, it makes me feel incredibly special to see the look you give only to me.
“Not with that face, I would not take you nowhere,” said the woman. The woman still had him by the neck in the middle of her room. Ain't you got nobody home to tell you to wash your face?". Mrs. Jones puts the boy in a half-nelson and drags him up the street and into her house where the "tough love" lightens up on the toughness and starts to load up a bit on the love. Instead, as they ate, she told him about her job in a hotel beauty-shop that stayed open late, what the work was like, and how all kinds of women came in and out, blondes, red-heads, and Spanish. “Was I bothering you when I turned that corner?” asked the woman. “Let the water run until it gets warm,” she said. Pause. The story was published in 1958 and is not in the public domain. She did not release him. To put things in historical context, Martin Luther King Jr. was leading the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement following the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, which followed on the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling making segregation illegal (in law if not yet in practice). “Um-hum! After a while she said, “I were young once and I wanted things I could not get.” There was another long pause. "Thank You, M'am" is a short story by Langston Hughes in which a young boy attempts to steal from an elderly woman in order to buy shoes. “Was I bothering you when I turned that corner?” asked the woman. “I just want you to turn me loose.” “Don’t believe I do,” said the woman, “unless you just want sweet milk yourself. And your face is dirty. But she bent down enough to permit him to stoop and pick up her purse. The woman was sitting on the day-bed. Mrs. Jones got up and went behind the screen. She asks the boy’s name; he replies that it is Roger. "Thank You Ma'm" Test 1 Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. She led him down the hall to the front door and opened it. By that time two or three people passed, stopped, turned to look, and some stood watching. So you set down while I fix us something to eat. The woman said, “Um-hum! She was a large woman with a large purse that had everything in it but hammer and nails. Instead, as they ate, she told him about her job in a hotel beauty-shop that stayed open late, what the work was like, and how all kinds of women came in and out, blondes, red-heads, and Spanish. http://americanliterature.com/author/langston-hughes/short-story/thank-you-mam.

“No’m.” “I’m very sorry, lady, I’m sorry,” whispered the boy. Those images stuck in my head, and made think about what things were like during that time (the photos were probably from the 1920s and 1930s). “Well, you didn’t have to snatch my pocketbook to get some suede shoes,” said Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones. Departing further from the literary analysis, I have some additional thoughts related to this story. I would teach you right from wrong.