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Farrugia 1Michael FarrugiaMrs. GliattaENG1D1-07Monday, February 19thThank You Ma`am Responds Questions1)Thesettingof“Thank You Ma`am”takes place in Harlem, New York in the period of the1950s. The story commences at nighttime, in a dark urban city at approximately eleveno’clock. “It was about eleven o'clock at night” (Langston,). I think that this storytakes place in the time frame of the 1950s because Roger, the antagonist wants the bluesuede shoes. These shoes were popular in the 1950s"I wanted a pair of blue suedeshoes,"(Langston,). This conjecture is certain because the blue suede shoes arecommonly known to be worn during this period. The Blue suede shoes were alsopopularized by the song “blue suede shoes” written by the famous singer Elvis Presley.Additionally, blue suede shoes were worn most often in Harlem, New York during 1950s.This evidence further proves that the story takes place in the time of 1950s.2)“Thank You Ma`am”outlines acharacter vs societyconflict.Theconflictis evidentbecause society has created a norm which allows it`s members to believe that all peoplewho live in poverty are troublesome and act out in a deviant manner to get what they
Farrugia 2need.In further analysis, Mrs. Jones lives in poverty just like Roger. Roger acts out in a

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