What is the setting in thank you ma'am by Langston Hughes?

Langston Hughes' "Thank You, M'am" contains three main themes: love and trust, forgiveness, and dignity. After Roger tries to steal the purse of Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, the weight of the purse causes Roger to fall down. Jones kicks Roger, picks him up, and drags him to her home. After leaving him alone in her home, Roger decides not to take the money from Jones' purse (which has been left open and unattended). After eating dinner, Jones gives Roger ten dollars to buy the shoes he wanted (the shoes being the reason he tried to steal her purse).

The themes, therefore, are illustrated through Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones' ability to both love and forgive Roger, her desire to treat him with dignity (after taking him to her house), and her desire to prove him trustworthy. Roger realizes, as he leaves Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones' home, that she has loved him, trusted him, forgiven him, and treated him with dignity.