Class Were The Help By Kathryn Stockett Essay

1294 Words Oct 25th, 2016 6 Pages
We as human beings live together in large groups who follow certain rules and regulations, both written and simply unspoken but known. Most of these rules we just accept for what they are and do not really pay much attention to them. We go along with what “the norm” is for life because it is easier to live that way rather than challenging how things work. However, if we take the time to sit and really think about what is socially acceptable and what is not, some may begin to question the fairness and legitimacy of these rules. How we interact with other groups of people is a great example of what is sometimes socially acceptable but morally wrong. Individuals need to break away from immoral rules placed by society in order to treat minority groups ethically; the way they deserve. Although there are many examples of society 's power over us two major examples that we went over in class were The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This book focuses on a group of African-American maids and white women in Jackson, Mississippi in and around the year 1962. During this time in that area of the United States, racism was socially acceptable. The maids that were specifically focused on, Aibileen and Minny, had always dealt with the racism but decided, after the right circumstances came about, that enough was enough and acted out against society. They did so with the help of Miss Eugenia Phelan a.k.a. Miss Skeeter. These three along with a few others wrote a novel based off of their life…

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