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.
Help Is on the Way
Help is one the way is a service found by ungraduated students Tayla Bates, Monroe Adams, Dijon Mujahid, Eddie Kane, and Brenda Thomas. Brenda and Dijon are the marketing majors in the group but we all have the same interest in helping the community. We went with the Help is on the Way service because it is affordable, original, and a great help to our target market. We all put in our prospective on what works and what does not. We only considered the best services for the elderly…
Someone Should Quiet the Crow
Jim Crow laws were created because slavery was abolished and many whites believed that the blacks where beneath them. I believe that whites where afraid of the black person would retaliate for the poor treatment when they were slaves. The Jim Crow laws were made so that the white person would still have the upper hand but the black person was still beneath them. Although the Jim Crow laws did not mention any particular race, however they were written in a way that…
The 2009 novel, the help by American writer Kathryn stockett comes across 3 brave women living in Jackson Mississippi around the 1940, begins to gather more African American maids in secret and begin to retell of working as a help. Mrs skeeter, a young reporter takes down the stories of the help and forms it into s novel after witnessing racist crimes towards the black women. Minny and Abilene are two brave and edgy maids willing to risk thie rlife by spilling the beans on everything they have gone…
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…
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…
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…
A “classic” novel can be determined in a multitude of ways. From its shelf life, the likeable characters, or even the time it was written and its significance with that period. The Help is a classic for its well-known status, the applicable morals, and its placement in history as written so.
The Help has a very well-known status. It was published in 2008 and “has sold over 8 million hard cover copies and one million Kindle copies.” (Owen, Laura) By being sold all over America over 9 million…
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…
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
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