I can find many of the characters' personality traits in Kathryn Stockett's novel, The Help, in people I know very well. Although I think many of the characters' traits were exaggerated at times in this book, they are all very realistic. Skeeter's curly hair problems remind me of my own. Celia Foote reminds me of my nieces and nephews, who always want me to help them, but then tell their parents they did it all by themselves. But there are two characters whose personalities are almost parallel to people in my life. The similarities between two of my sisters and Minny Jackson and Aibileen Clark are uncanny. Minny Jackson's amazing skills in the kitchen are what first made me compare her to my sister Hannah. Although my sister prefers to bake cakes and Minny prefers to bake pies, they are both extremely talented. But it is not just their shared love of Crisco that makes Minny and Hannah alike. It is also the attitude. Like Minny, my sister Hannah has her opinions and she is not afraid to voice them. With Hannah's wedding just a year away, I am prepared to listen carefully and do exactly as she says. However, she does know how to keep quiet at the most important times. Hannah and Minny are also alike in the fact that you don't want to get on their bad side. Although my sister would never do anything like The Terrible Awful Thing Minny did, she can hold a grudge. With all that said, Hannah is a great sister and friend, like Minny is a great friend to Aibileen.…
The movie starts out in Civil-Rights era Jackson, Mississippi where aspiring author Eugenia Phelan (Emma Stone) returns home from Ole Miss where she had recently graduated. She sees how bad the African American community is being treated and is very upset. She knew it was bad because she had the same African American “help” her whole life, whom she loved very much. She was also troubled about her long time help, Constantine because she did not know what…
The Help is a book, and movie, which follows the lives Skeeter and her black maid who lived in Jackson, Mississippi. Skeeter, when she gets home from being away at school she sees how things have changed in how African-Americans were being treated. Skeeter gets an idea of writing a book about the help, she calls Elaine Stein who thinks that no maid would agree to be interviewed. One night Skeeter runs into Aibeleen and asks if she would agree to take part in her book, Aibeleen said no because she…
confederate hero of the South during the civil war. Gandhi was the hero for many Indians when India was rebelling against the British for independence. In my book- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, there’s Eugenia (Skeeter) Phelan writing a book and revealing the secrets of what it’s like for black women to work for white women.
The Help was set in the 1960’s, a time when there was lots of prejudice and discrimination against blacks and the Jim Crow laws didn’t make anything much better. During this…
Honors English I
Summer Reading Assessment
July 22, 2013
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The theme found in the book, The Help, is about the racism and segregation between black and white people in the early 60s in Jackson, Mississippi. Three quotes that support my theme are:
1. “All these houses they’re building without maid’s quarters? It’s just plain dangerous. Everybody knows they carry different kinds of diseases than we do.” (Page 8.)
2. “I want to yell so loud that…
Final Lit Circle Essay
The inequity and social injustice of the book
are similar to those of the women
in Canada today.
takes place in the Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s and a lot of
injustice took place during this time period. One issue is the employment inequality between
the African Americans to white Americans. This struggle can be easily compared to the
employment inequality between the chinese immigrants in Canada and the white Canadians
Student Name: Rita Elena Cervantes
Novel Title: The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Situation In Novel
Summarize five different events from the novel. Each summary must be 2-3 complete sentences and must be documented.
Explain how or why you can relate to each specific circumstance. Responses must be 2-3 complete sentences and must offer details.
1. While Abileen serves food and drinks, she hears Mrs. Hilly talking about Minnie stealing from Miss…
promotion of equality as promoting intermarriage between whites and black race. If violated this law one could pay a fine of five hundred dollars and could have a six month jail sentence. After reading those articles it really made me think of The Help. If this book was actually written in the time it describes, the writer could spend time in jail for writing about the subject matter.
One would think that in this day and time the topic of segregation would be over but, the issue of equality and…
by doing many different jobs these include working with children, in a shop and also with members of the general public.
I am currently a beaver scout leader at Horsford and St Faiths scout group I enjoy this because it lets me help others and pass on my knowledge. In the past I have completed a first aid course with St Johns’ ambulance.
Asda – christmas temp nov 2012 – Jan 2013 - home shopper picker
In this job I was a picker which means I collect the products…
Honors English 11
17 December 2014
Since there’s no help
In Michal Drayton’s “Since there’s no help”, the speaker expresses his separation with God by communicating it through his relationship with Faith, Innocence, and Passion. The speaker emphasizes his contentment of the separation by relating it to a romantic relationship with a woman he is no longer in love with. In a literal point of view of the poem is viewed as a breakup, but in fact it is the illusions the speaker…