Analysis Of The Book ' The Maid ' Essay

1018 Words Jan 14th, 2016 5 Pages
Hilly thought it was a peace offering, being delivered from a maid who sassed her. She eagerly ate the chocolate custard pie, without knowing it was a pie full of the maid’s feces. The maid, Minny Jackson, did this in revenge for being fired by Hilly. This action of hate between a white and a colored can definitely relate to the question the book gives, can the barrier that society has made to separate the races be broken down, and can Whites and Coloreds finally get along? Throughout the entire book, we slowly are introduced to this question. The question is that can the barrier that society has made to separate the races be broken down, and can White and Colored finally get along. It’s very prevalent throughout The Help. The book first starts out with a typical Southern society in the 1960s, which was extremely divided by racism. We are introduced to Aibileen, who works for Miss Leefolt as a maid. We are introduced to Miss Skeeter at a ladies bridge club being hosted at Miss Leefolt’s house. When the bridge club is over, Aibileen is working in the kitchen, cleaning up, when Miss Skeeter comes up to her and says, “Do you ever wish you could... change things?”. What she meant is do you wish you could do something about the current situation of the South which segregates coloreds. Miss Skeeter eventually decides to do something incredibly daring. Infact, it was illegal in the South. She decided to consult with Aibileen privately, and create a book describing what it’s…

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