Thank You Ma'M Analysis

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A Theme is the lesson or message about life that an author wishes to communicate to the reader A Theme is usually implied or suggested by showing how characters react to the events, people and places in the story.

1. Who is the story really about?

2 . How does Roger react after Mrs. Jones asked him why he tried to steal her pocketbook?

3. Why do you think Roger lied to Mrs. Jones?

4. What does Mrs. Jones say when Roger apologizes?

5. Are you surprised with Mrs. Jones' reaction? Why or why not?

6. Why do you think Mrs. Jones makes Roger wash his face and then eat dinner with her?

7. How does Mrs. Jones treat Roger?

8. Why does Roger try to steal the purse?

9. How does Mrs. Jones react to Roger's answer?

10. How does Roger react to Mrs. Jones' saying that Roger could of just asked her for the money?

11.What is Roger thinking about here (with the pause)?

12. After Roger frowned, what did Mrs. Jones say?

13. How did Mrs. Jones know what Roger was thinking?

14. Have you ever noticed a look on someone's face and known what they were thinking? Give an example from your life

15. Now what does Mrs. Jones tell Roger about her life?

16. Why does Mrs. Jones not watch Roger or watch her purse?

17. Where does Mrs. Jones work?

18. Do you think she is rich?

19. Then why did she give Roger $10 to buy shoes?

20. What do you think Roger learned from the way Mrs. Jones treated him?

21. How would you like to be treated if you were caught doing something wrong?

22. What advice did Mrs. Jones give Roger?

23. What lesson about life does this story teach?

24. Is the story's lesson the same thing as it's theme?

25. Make a list of three important events or details that suggest the story's theme. Detail:
Detail:
Detail:

ANSWERS

A Theme is the lesson or message about life that an author wishes to communicate to the reader .A Theme is usually implied or suggested by showing how characters react to the events, .people and places in the story. .

1 Who is the story really about? Roger

2 How does Roger react after Mrs. Jones asked him why he tried to steal her pocketbook? he tells a lie - "I didn't aim to".

3 Why do you think Roger lied to Mrs. Jones? He was afraid

4 What does Mrs. Jones say when Roger apologizes?
Your face is dirty. I got a mind to wash your 
face. Ain't you got nobody at home…?

5 Are you surprised with Mrs. Jones' reaction? Why or why not?

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6 Why do you think Mrs. Jones makes Roger wash his face and then eat dinner with her? She feels sorry/compassion

7 How does Mrs. Jones treat Roger? with kindness

8 Why does Roger try to steal the purse? for blue suede shoes

9 How does Mrs. Jones react to Roger's answer? She says Roger could have just asked her  for the money. He didn't have to steal.

10 How does Roger react to Mrs. Jones' saying that Roger could of just asked her for the money? A long pause, a very long pause.

11 What is Roger thinking about here (with the pause)? He's surprised and he's thinking what to do.

p54 Re-read the first two paragraphs out loud on page 54.
12 After Roger frowned, what did Mrs. Jones say? Um-hum, you thought I was going to say, but I didn't snatch other people's pocketbooks.

13 How did Mrs. Jones know what Roger was thinking? She saw his frown and figured it out.

14 Have you ever noticed a look on someone's face and known what they were thinking? Give an example from your life

15 Now what does Mrs. Jones tell Roger about her life? She has done bad things too. p. 1
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16 Why does Mrs. Jones not watch Roger or watch her purse?
She wants Roger to know she trusts him.

17 Where does Mrs. Jones work? In a beauty shop

18 Do you think she is rich? No

19 Then why did she give Roger $10 to buy shoes? To teach him about kindness

20 What do you think...
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