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by Langston Hughes

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Author

Langston Hughes

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Genre

Fiction

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Publication date

1958

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Setting

Harlem, a community in New York

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Major Characters

Roger, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones

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Subject

The theme of the story is that teaching what is right and what is wrong should be delivered in a kind way.

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Plot

Thank You, Ma'am is a story of Mrs. Jones and a boy named Roger. The boy tries to steal a purse from Mrs. Jones, an elderly woman walking home. Instead of swearing and taking him to the police station, she takes him to her home, gives him food and cleans him up.

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