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    The song which I selected from this era for the assignment is “Blue Suede Shoes” by Elvis Presley. Released in 1956, the song can be found on Elvis' debut album which was self-titled. Originally the song was performed and written by well known “rockabilly” artist Carl Perkins, who had written and recorded his own version a year earlier. Therefore, technically the song is considered a cover, although a well known one. As mentioned above, the song was written and first performed by artist Carl Perkins

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    Everyday some random act of kindness happens without your knowledge. Some kids give an elderly lady a compliment, or a police officer brightens a by-stander’s morning. In the world we live in today, these acts do not happen as often as they should. In this short story Thank You, Ma’am, the boy, out of mysterious luck, gets taken in by the woman whom he was trying to steal a purse from. Her actions, following the incident towards the boy, may have seemed very kind and understanding, but the boy

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    Hughes wrote the story. In addition to that, an Elvis Presley song called, “Blue Suede Shoes” was popular in the 1950's, so the story could've been making a reference towards that song. The story takes place at night, which could be a symbol for Roger's confusion and desperation. The conflict of the story revolves around Roger's bad decisions and Mrs. Luella trying to help him. Roger wants shoes, but Mrs. Luella tells him, “shoes earned by devilish ways will burn your feet.” This is another example of

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    Rock-N-Roll Music

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    After many of World War II’s harmful effects, the 1950s served as a period of time of musical change that reflected the dynamic of society as well as the traditional norms and values. Many factors contributed to this transformation. For example, the civil rights movement heightened many racial tensions, and the music produced consequently manifested this tension in itself. Rock-n-roll and R&B music universalized music typically associated with African-Americans, and many African-American musicians

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    surface” video, and “War of the Wall.” “Thank you Ma’am” has helped me learned and felt empathy for three reasons. The first reason why it helped me feel empathy is when Roger tried to steal Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones purse to buy the blue suede shoes. I have never stole before but I know that feeling when you want something so bad but you don't have enough money for it. The second time when this story helped me feel empathy is when Roger didn't know what to do, steal take the purse and run

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    say that he wanted a pair of blue

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    Jones that he tried to steal her purse for one reason, to buy blue suede shoes for himself.  She then replies, “Well you didn’t have to snatch my pocketbook to get some blue suede shoes... You could have just asked me.”  There are many faulty choices of judgments made in this comment, mainly because the outcome of the situation would almost never happen in the real world.  The boy will now, after being told he should just ask for the shoes, believe that anything he ever wants will come to his possession

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    events more straightforward, makes the story conclude very intriguingly. By not elaborating excessively towards the end, Hughes conveys his message more clearly. The usag... ... middle of paper ... ...nto my pocketbook nor nobody else’s—because shoes come by devilish like that will burn your feet,’” (Hughes 3). It was clear to Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones that the boy was poor and could not afford many of the clothing he desired most. In the text, it states, “‘Um-hum! And your face is dirty

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    first century we have half-naked Britney Spears parading all over the television and most parents could care less. Within a fifty year time span we went from bobby-socks to no socks and sometimes no shirts at all. In the fifties singing about blue suede shoes was somewhat controversial, although the teenagers now a days listen to lyrics that possess such terms as "I'm a slave for you", or "I want to rock your body", most parents usually just turn their heads. Although the lyrics that many teenagers

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    Literary Analysis Langston Hughes born as James Mercer Langston Hughes on February 1, 1902 and grew up in Joplin, Missouri. “In November 1924, he moved to Washington, D.C. Hughes’s first book of poetry, The Weary Blues, (Knopf, 1926) was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1926. He finished his college education at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania three years later. In 1930 his first novel, Not Without Laughter, (Knopf, 1930) won the Harmon gold medal for literature.” (Poets.org) Thank You Ma’am

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