Mrs I admired the book a lot because it teaches a variety of valuable lessons, which can get people far in life. Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. The first and most foremost thing that would come to mind when reading this story is how caring Mrs. In both of those situations Roger is against the world and the world is against him. Not only does she bring him back to her home so that he can clean himself up but she also feeds Roger. In this situation Roger represents man and the people in his house represent society.
He could run, run, run. Jones brings him to her house and shows him kindness, she leaves him unsupervised, and he does not try to steal her purse or any other belongings. She shakes him around a little bit, but then instead of turning him into the police, Mrs. Jones got up and went behind the screen. 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.
He looked as if he were fourteen or fifteen, frail and willow-wild, in tennis shoes and blue jeans. 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. The characters are unmistakably African-American but it is not a story about African-Americans. He described a journey down a road less travelled from Red Deer to Lake Louise. She teaches Roger that he Have you ever read a story that conflicts confused you? By the time the story was over, he admired Mrs. We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. When he answers 'no', she drags him home with her, saying when she's finished with him, he'll be sure never to forget he met her.
The lady gives him 10 dollars and says that he now is presentable. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. 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. The WiL Mimnaugh Trio will perform in our living room seating for up to 50 on the evening of Tuesday, September 13. And at the end the lady despite Roger trying to steal from her, she still ended up taking him to her house, feeding him, and buying him the pair of shoes he wanted. She is a strong working class woman. Both are great stories easily found in the public domain.
Each book in the series has Do your students enjoy a good laugh? When I get through with you, sir, you are going to remember Mrs. Which is very much the case in the story. Mood Atmosphere : tense, suspenseful B. The story has a good moral teaching to anyone who reads it, I would personally recommend this short story. Jones' dignity comes through in what she offers Roger: first, neatness and dignity. Read it in five minutes and think about it for a long time afterwards.
The boy asks the lady 'will you take me to jail' , the lady answers 'not with that face'. He wrote about African-American life and experience. Will the good guys win? But, as Roger tries to pull off his little heist, Mrs. Then she reached down, picked the boy up by the shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled. Jones showed him love and affection he stopped running.
Jones taught the boy a valuable lesson by taking him in and pampering him. In the beginning of the story, Roger really wanted a blue pair of shoes. And this very short story is as concise and provocative as a poem. So you set down while I fix us something to eat. Jones got up and went behind the screen. I was going to make cocoa out of this canned milk I got here.
At the end of the story, Roger gets both her message and the money, but he has no words to express his gratitude. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy needs a more solid way of punishment. Roger was cleaned and received good service by Mrs. He tries to gain this money by stealing a purse from a woman who is walking down the street. Jones has little money, she gives what she can to Roger, and then she closes the door behind him, giving him the choice as to what to do with it. The question of race relations in America is still decades away from being an easy one. Mrs Jones manages to give Roger a second chance and at the same time highlight to him that there is no need to rob an individual just because you might be looking for something.
To put things in historical context, Martin Luther King Jr. There was a long pause. Instead of escorting Roger to the police station, Mrs. The story starts off with a very suspect Roger who attempts to steal a purse from Mrs. And he did not want to be mistrusted now. Other classmates would have different things they would say. I think Hughes wrote this excellently.