Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones

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Characteristics of Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones Langston Hughes characterizes Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones in many ways in the short story, "Thank you Ma'am." First, Langston Hughes characterizes Mrs. Jones as kind, because she does not ask Roger about his family situation. Another way he characterizes her is being generous because Mrs. Jones gave Roger ten dollars to go buy the blue suede shoes Roger wanted. She also feeds him and lets him wash his face. Finally, he characterizes her as strict. The way she drags the brigand to her house is a great way of showing that she is strict. She then admonishes him by saying, "Now ain't you ashamed of yourself?" after he refuses to pick up her pocketbook. Mrs. Jones also forces Roger to
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