Movie Analysis : ' The Movie ' Essay

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The Help is a movie that was adopted from Kathryn Stockett’s novel by the same name. The film takes place during the 1960s in the seemingly bright and blooming town of Jackson, Mississippi, however as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that beneath this town lays a depressing world of prejudice, hate, and separation. The story of the film is being told from three different women’s perspectives: Skeeter Phelan, Aibileen Clark, and Minny Jackson. The film’s protagonist, Skeeter, is a young white woman that just recently graduated from college and dreams of being a published writer going so far as to contact one of the biggest publishers in New York. As the plot progresses, it becomes clear that Skeeter doesn’t fit into this small town Jackson simply because of her attitude and beliefs about how she views the black community – specifically the black housekeepers that work for white families. After understanding how these black housemaids are treated, Skeeter becomes inspired to write of Jackson’s black housemaids experiences within these privileged white homes. It becomes apparent that Skeeter wants to give these women an opportunity to show, through first-hand accounts, the racial inequalities that lie within our society. The first black housemaid that was willing to let Skeeter interview her was Aibileen Clark, a black housemaid, who works for a white family, the Leefolts. The Leefolts have a two-year-old girl, Mae, that Aibileen feeds, potty trains, and even teaches on a…

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