Instead of stealing it, he stays there and waits for Mrs. Least I can do right now is to wash your face. Roger teaches the development of theme by learning that stealing could lead to a bigger consequence than he got. While Roger was there in Mrs. In the beginning of the story, Roger is so desperate for buying some new shoes. Or maybe you made a mistake and someone gave you a second chance? Then she shut the door. He looks up at Mrs.
Best For: Large Format Printing, Adobe Illustrator PowerPoint Convert your storyboard into an amazing presentation! Luella Bates Washington Jones and frail, willow-wild teenage boy Roger Exposition She dragged Roger down the sidewalk to her house. Departing further from the literary analysis, I have some additional thoughts related to this story. Jones would make a great mentor for Roger and could make the difference in the type of adult Roger becomes. Based on the topics and themes of Langston Hughes' work, we can infer that the characters are African American. The women did not watch the boy to see if he was going to run now, nor did she watcher her purse, which she left behind her on the daybed. Jones purse but is stopped. But I have to agree with Lesa.
He can tell by the appearance of her apartment and the type of place that it was that Mrs. Then she reached down, picked the boy up by the shirt front, and shook him until his teeth rattled. Skin color is present and well represented in vernacular, but that is not the story's point. 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. The moral of the story is great, it's quite symbolic, the lady asks the boy 'why is your face black' doesn't anybody wash your face at home? Falling Action final outcome of the story is revealed loose ends are usually tied up the reader may be able to predict what the character might do next.
Rather, she brings Roger home with her and fixes hm supper. The WiL Mimnaugh Trio will perform in our living room seating for up to 50 on the evening of Tuesday, September 13. The story has a good moral teaching to anyone who reads it, I would personally recommend this short story. But I wish you would behave yourself, son, from here on in. But, as Roger tries to pull off his little heist, Mrs.
Jones hopefully will make all the difference. Jones in the doorway, he can barely get the words, 'thank you,' out of his mouth before she shuts the door. The question of race relations in America is still decades away from being an easy one. Jones, who seems to be a substantial woman, first kicks him in the behind as he is sprawled on the sidewalk, and then hauls him up and shakes him. At the end of the story, Mrs. He could make a dash for it down the hall. While they eat, she refrains from embarrassing Roger by not asking him anything else about his life; instead, she talks about her job in a hotel beauty shop, where she meets women with all different colors of hair.
By sharing some of her own life story and nurturing Roger like a mother, she lets him know that he doesn't need to commit crimes to get what he wants out of life. Jones, the purse is left in the living room with Roger as a test. Roger was cleaned and received good service by Mrs. She is teaching him throughout the story on how not to steal for something you want and just ask or earn it. Jones is moreover obliging, thoughtful, and benevolent. But the three main conflicts that confused me are Man vs.
Does Roger grow as a person because he is treated with respect and kindness two more possible themes. And your face is dirty. 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. Instead of crying out, hurting the boy, or calling the police, Mrs. The more specific setting of the story is at night, first on the street where Roger tries to steal Mrs. Is it better in life to tell someone what they should do or show them through actions? Jones stops him dead in his tracks.
Do we learn that appearances can be deceiving? For example, in the beginning of the story, Roger attempts to steal Mrs. Jones who shuts the door. According to the American Literature website, though the characters are obviously African-American, the story is more about morality than racial inequality. Hughes is noted for his depictions of the black experience. I would teach you right from wrong. I got to get my rest now. In the beginning of this story Roger had the mindset of stealing Mrs.
Then the story concludes: She led him down the hall to the front door and opened it. He knows that there is no reason to run anymore not from himself or from other people or his problems. Rogers progression throughout the story showed readers that anyone can change as long as they are given a chance, even though they did wrong. For me, I try to think of what struggles are going on within a character and with those around him. Hughes's father and mother were not married. The desire for this possession stands in sharp contrast to his dirty face and messy hair; as status symbols, the shoes would make him look as though he had more money than he really had.