"Thank You M'am" Theme

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This storyboard portrays one theme of the story story "Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes. The story conveys that Mrs. Jones takes Roger home because she feels sorry for him and wants to help.

Storyboard Text

  • "No'm."
  • Mrs. Jones notices that the boy is unclean and decides to help him.
  • "And your face is dirty. I got a great mind to wash your face for you. Ain't you got nobody home to tell you to wash your face? "
  • "Maybe, you ain't been to your supper either, late as it be. Have you?"
  • "Then we'll eat. I believe you're hungry-or been hungry-to try to snatch my pocketbook"
  • In addition to noticing the boy is dirty, Mrs. Jones asks if the boy is hungry, and offers to feed him. This shows she worries about if he is being cared for at home.
  • "There's nobody home at my house."
  • Mrs. Jones is aware that Roger may not want to talk about his family, given that he is hungry and dirty, and is empathetic. She is not obligated at all to help the person who tried to rob her, but instead shows how she chooses to show kindness toward him.
  • "The woman did not ask the boy anything about where he lived, or his folks, or anything else that would embarrass him."
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