Character Sketch for Roger

Oct 19, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tina Chen

Character Sketch

The boy, Roger, from the short story “Thank you, ma’am” is a very greedy and conscientious person. He showed he is greedy first when he explained to woman why he was stealing the purse. When the woman asked him why he did bad thing, he said “I want a pair of blue suede shoes.”(12)He didn’t need to snatch the woman’s purse just because he wanted something that he didn’t really need it. Or maybe he needed a pair of shoes, He can’t snatch it. For this reason, Roger is a greedy person. Next he showed his conscience in the last part of the story. After the woman gave the boy some money and let the boy went home, the boy wanted to say something other than. “Thank you, ma’am.”(13) Though the boy didn’t say it to the woman, it showed that the boy knows he was wrong and won’t do it again. The boy didn’t be mad when the woman taught him, this proof that the boy is a conscience person.

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