To Kill A Mockingbird The Help Analysis

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Discrimination has been a problem throughout society for many years. As shown in the book To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee and the movie The Help directed by Tate Taylor, discrimination can affect people of all ages. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird the narrator, Scout, is a young girl that lives in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930’s. Scout lives with her older brother Jem, her father Atticus and Calpurnia their maid. Maycomb is a small southern town surrounded with discrimination, Atticus is a lawyer who defends a colored man during a huge trial. In Maycomb, defending a colored man is considered a sin. This leaves Atticus and his family stuck in a community filled with hate directed towards them. The Help Takes place in …show more content…
Skeeter grew up living in a town where discrimination occurred all over. Women get married and start a family and colored people are known as “the help.” Almost everyone in Jackson Mississippi has help in their homes. As time went on, Skeeter became sick of the way the maids in her town were treated so she decided it was time for something to be done. Skeeter decided to write a book from the helps point of view as an anonymous author. Skeeter would write the book and send it to the newspaper editor which she works for. Writing this book is Skeeters way of fighting back towards discrimination. By writing a book from the maids point of view Skeeter is showing how badly the maids are really treated and notifying people from all over about the situation. The book gave everyone an idea on what it’s like to be the colored help, for a white family, and raising white children while your children are at home being raised by someone else. Racial discrimination is not the only thing Skeeter stood up for. Living as a woman in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s you were expected to get married and have children. Being a twenty three year old woman and not having a family, was very strange at the time but Skeeter did not want to get married and have kids so she didn’t. Everyone was always questioning Skeeter and why she wasn’t married yet, all Skeeter had to say was that she simply not interested in getting married or starting a family. Many people looked down on Skeeter for not getting married but she didn’t care what they thought. Skeeter lived her own life and followed what she believed in, Skeeter fought back towards gender and racial

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