Summary Of ' The Help By Kathryn Stockett Essays

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End of Year Reading Assignment The Help by Kathryn Stockett is historical fiction. It is a mesmerizing book, with several twists and turns. Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and creative writing. She moved to New York, where she wrote The Help. The Help took Stockett 5 years to write and it was declined by 45 literary agents. Now The Help has over 10 million copies sold, a major motion picture, and it was nominated for Best Picture in the academy awards (Official Book Website).

Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s, was were Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan returned to after attending college. Determined to become a writer, she starts on a story that changes the south. With help from Aibileen Clark and Minnie Jackson, two black maids, they rewrite society’s standards and the history of the south. The Help takes place in the 1960s in Jackson Mississippi. At the time there were two sides of town. The white side and the black side. Aibileen describes the city on page 12. “…across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to a neighborhood called Belhaven. Right next to Belhaven be the downtown and the state capital…. Down the road from Belhaven is white Woodland Hills, then Sherwood Forest, which is miles a big live oaks with the moss hanging down. Nobody living in it yet, but it’s there for when the white folks is ready to somewhere is new. Then it’s country, out where Miss Skeeter live…So Jackson’s one…

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