Thank You Ma’am
My response to Thank You Ma’am is about the shift on its story plot. The humorous beginning to the moral learning throughout the story. On how Roger’s judgment about Mrs. Jones changed. Also my personal experience and thoughts for a stranger doing kind gestures to me.
I thought that it was funny when a huge lady picked up a fragile boy and shook him, to the point that his own teeth would rattle. This was like an exaggeration and that is why I also had the idea that the story would be humorous. I guess that change not too long, when the next paragraph slowly started opening up to the real side of the story. I believe that the author used a humor in the starting of the story to get the reader’s attention.
The story had started getting serious after the funny scenes. I then got the hint that it wasn’t just about a boy stealing and getting a complete beating from a fat women. I started having thoughts and theories. Like when Mrs. Jones asked Roger if the boy had anyone at home to teach him to wash his face, and the boy said he got nobody to tell him so. I felt pity, because who knows what kind of household he was in, or if he was just a broken kid.
I believe that meeting Mrs. Jones would turn Rogers life. As the story went on the boy was just like any other kids that’s lost, who needed an adult model. It seems like he doesn’t have that and Mrs. Jones might have shown that to him throughout. It touched him in a way. Some examples of Roger changing his judgement on Mrs. Jones was when Mrs. Jones asked if he would run if she lets him go, and he responded with yes. Later on in the story as they reached the house, the door was left open and he was no longer in Mrs. Jones grip. Yet this boy chose to just trust Mrs.Jones, he didn’t escape when he had the chance instead just follow the instructions that Mrs. Jones told him to do.
The kindest thing that a stranger would do for me is caring. Like for example I fell or tripped on something and someone says “Are you ok?,” that kinda thing. Simple things that a stranger would just check up on you, when you don’t look alright. Because some people that I know, doesn’t even care if I don’t look ok, but a stranger would. Pure, simple and genuine care, is one of the kindest thing I see in some strangers could do for me or other.
Overall Thank You Ma’am had a lot of lessons to learn from. The questions helped me understand the story even better. Thank You Ma’am isn’t the best, but it’ll do I guess. It’s gonna make you feel laughter, thinking of possible outcomes, but in the end you’ll appreciate it later on.