Is Mrs. Jones Roger's mother in "Thank you, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes?

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No, Mrs. Jones is not Roger’s mother, but someone he meets when he tries to snatch her purse one night.  She seems like a mother figure to Roger because of her kind attitude towards him.  She feeds him and gives him ten dollars to buy the pair of blue suede...

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No, Mrs. Jones is not Roger’s mother, but someone he meets when he tries to snatch her purse one night.  She seems like a mother figure to Roger because of her kind attitude towards him.  She feeds him and gives him ten dollars to buy the pair of blue suede shoes he wants so bad when he attempts to commit theft of Mrs. Jones’ purse.  As a matter of fact, Roger tells Mrs. Jones several times that there is no one at his home.  This suggests that Roger is either lying, he is homeless, or his parents aren’t around much.  At the end of the story, Langston Hughes says that Roger never sees Mrs. Jones again.  Although Mrs. Jones is not Roger’s mother, she teaches him a life lesson about doing what is right and to never steal again.

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