A skinny adolescent tries to snatch an old lady's purse, yet the old lady catches him. Then she takes him in and tells him to do the right thing next time, like herself.
Even if you mess up the first time, you can always correct your mistake.
Old (fat) lady's house & a sidewalk
"But the boy's weight and the weight of the purse combined caused him to lose his balance so...
-the boy fell on his back on the sidewalk." "-said the large woman starting up the street, dragging the frightened boy behind her."
Thank you Ma'am
"I have done things too, which I would not tell you, neither tell God, if he didn't already know. So you sit down, while I fix us something to eat."
"People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should also be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beans" ~ David Millar
Adolescent tries to snatch a fat lady's pocketbook
"When a boy ran up behind her and tried to snatch her purse."
It helped reveal the theme by showing that the boy snatched the large (very) woman's purse which is the main conflict. Which then caused him to be dragged to the woman"s house so she could correct him in his ways.
I believe the character, the old lady, best revealed the theme. We say this because she did wrong too, and she explains to him that he can become a better person too.
As well as the kid, she did a bad thing, but since she got a second chance, she decided to be a better person.
The old lady who almost got her pocketbook snatched, took the "thief" (kid) to her house, to explain she did wrong as well, but she turned her life around. He can too.