Mrs. Jones In Thank You, M Am, By Langston Hughes

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How would you feel if you were almost mugged by a skinny fifteen year old on a dark street? Would you bring the attacker home with you, cause that's just what Mrs. Jones the lady in the story “Thank You M'am” did! In the story “Thank You, M'am” By: Langston Hughes, Mrs. Jones, one of the main characters, who takes in a young boy who tries to mug her, can be considered to have the character trait magnanimous, because first of all she helps others, likes to see other well, and finally because she is motherly. Mrs. Jones is magnanimous first because she helps others, like for example when she takes Rodger, a boy she met on the street after a short incident, and gives him a meal and money. She gives Roger the money after he tries to steal her purse, and even after trying to steal her purse, she still gives him the money, in the text it says, “Now, take this ten dollars and buy yourself some blue suede shoes. And next time, do not make the mistake of latching onto my pocketbook nor nobody elses-because shoes come by devilish like that will burn your feet.” Which shows that she cares about him and wants to see him happy.…show more content…
Jones is also magnanimous because she likes to see other happy and healthy, like when she gave the boy in the story food and money for shows, while also letting him wash up in her sink, in the story, it says, “He looked fourteen of fifteen, frail and willow-wild, in tennis shoes and blue jeans.”, the text also says that Mrs. Jones pointed out how dirty his face is, and in both of these cases Mrs. Jones tries to fix the problem, she first makes him wash his face, then gives him dinner and finally, she gives him money for new shoes. And by doing all of this it shows that she cares about his well being, and cares about him like mother would care for her

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