Irony In Thank You Ma Am

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Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones from the text, Thank You, M’am, is confident but still a little apprehensive with the other characters in this book, especially the other main character, Roger. You can tell this by the way she tries to avoid hating, is confident in herself and the people she trusts, and is forgiving.

Mrs. Jones is confident but still slightly apprehensive throughout the story, it is shown by the way that she tries to avoid hating. You can see that she tries to avoid hating because of the portion of text where it says, “ ‘If I turn you loose, will you run?’ asked the woman. ‘Yes’m,’ said the boy. ‘Then I won’t turn you loose.’ said the woman. She did not release him. ‘Lady, I’m sorry,’ whispered the boy. ‘Uh-hum!
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Luella Bates Washington Jones is confident but still slightly apprehensive is through the way that, even amongst the distrust, she is still forgiving, this is shown where the text says, “Here I am trying to get home to cook me a bite to eat and you snatch my pocketbook! Maybe, you ain’t been to your supper either, late as it be. Have you?” This piece of text shows that Mrs. Jones is forgiving because even though he tried to steal her pocketbook, she forgives him and agrees to make him food. This is 1 way that Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones is forgiving, another part of the text that shows this forgiveness is where the story says, “She heated some lima beans and ham she had in the icebox, made the cocoa, and set the table. The woman did not ask the boy anything about where he lived, or his folks, or anything else that would embarrass him. Instead, as they ate, she told him about her job in a hotel beauty-shop that stayed open late…” the text goes on to tell about how she talks about her job and the different people she sees and then offered him more food. This shows that Mrs. Jones is forgiving because at first in the beginning of the story she is really angry with Roger because he attempted to steal her purse, but she gets over that feeling of hatred, forgives him, and is then nice to him, talking to him. This portion of the text also shows she is forgiving because although he embarrassed her on the street by trying to steal her purse, she …show more content…
Luella Bates Washington Jones Is confident, but still slightly apprehensive in the people she trusts, as you have seen, by the way she interacts with Roger. So know we wonder, what would you do if someone tried to steal from you, would you resort to anger, or would you be like Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, trusting, forgiving, and confident that they will not try it again, seeing the good in

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