Respect Others and They Will Respect You

Author: 
annang

            Do you think people should treat you the way you treat them? The theme in Thank You Ma’am and in Thank You Mr. Falker is respecting others the way you want them to respect you. In Thank You Ma’am there’s a boy named Roger and he tries to steal Mrs. Jones purse. Roger didn’t get the ability to steal the purse instead she dragged him to her house. In Thank You Mr. Falker Trisha doesn’t know how to read but Mr. Falker tries his best to help her.

             In Thank You Ma’am the boy Roger tries to steal Mrs. Jones’s purse. When she caught Roger she didn’t take him to the police instead she took her time and took care of him. She seems like a mother figure to Roger. Mrs. Jones washed him up and gave him some food. Even though Roger disrespected her by stealing her purse, Mrs. Jones respected him with care.

             In Thank You Mr. Falker, Trisha does not know how to read. A boy in her class, named Eric is always teasing Trisha constantly about how she can’t read and he always says Trisha is dumb. Mr. Falker finds out Eric is always teasing Trisha and punishes him. Trisha always respected Eric but he never respected Trisha. Mr. Falker respected Trisha because she needed help in reading and he saw children laugh at her when she read.   

             Thank You Ma’am and Thank You Mr. Falker are similar because in both stories the main character is respected. In Thank Ma’am, Mrs. Jones respects Roger by giving him food and washing him up. In Thank Mr. Falker, Mr. Falker respects Trisha by teaching Trisha how to read after-school. Mr. Falker tries his best to help Trisha to read. The difference in Thank You Ma’am and in Thank You Mr. Falker is that, Mrs. Jones gives Roger $10.00 dollars so he can get the sneakers he wanted. In Thank You Mr. Falker, Mr. Falker spends his time to teach Trisha how to read.

             The theme statement in Thank You Ma’am and Thank You Mr. Falker is respecting others the way you would want them to respect you. This theme statement is important because if you respect others they may not respect you. This theme statement connects to my life because when I was seven, a girl in my class always disrespect her classmates and she ended up having no friends.