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    The Help Essay

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    Through written words or ones spoken on a screen, The Help by Kathryn Stockett is a very thought provoking story. The controversies brought up throughout the storyline push us to ponder the rights and the wrongs committed throughout history. Another way to look at the story is through the characters, their relationships, and their feelings. In both the visual representation and the written version of The Help we are able to view these characters intertwine their stories with each other, to create a novel that they could be hung for. Both representations allow us to feel as if we are in Mississippi, sitting next to Hilly at bridge club, sneaking to Aibileen’s to tell our story, we can even feel the pain of Mae Mobley when Aibileen is forced…

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    Help Movie Analysis

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    I have watched Beatles movie “Help!”, and I find it very interesting since the story is entertaining and their songs are enjoyable. Beatles are shown performing in this movie. The movie describes a story that Ringo wears a ring that makes him a sacrificial victim of an eastern cult. The Clang and the mad scientist Foot are going after the Beatles for the ring. The movie ends up with Ringo getting off the ring and being free from the sacrificial victim. There are some Beatles songs in the movie,…

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    Asking For Help Reflection

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    Asking for help is something that has always been a difficult task for me. As a social worker in the making, it is always hard for me to understand why individuals in need have a problem with seeking help or support, when I have the same difficulties. I never paid much attention to this, but its an eye opener now that I’m thinking about a time in my life where I needed to ask for help. Some would classify me as being prideful, but I would not identify myself as such, nonetheless very…

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    The Help Theme Essay

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    Friendship is another huge theme throughout The Help, however, it is not the friendship that most readers would expect. The theme friendship is not shown between any of the white wealthy people, but it is shown between Miss Skeeter and Aibileen. Aibileen is at risk of losing everything in her life for the book her and Miss Skeeter are writing, yet she still opens her home to Skeeter and works day and night to get the book finished. Once the book is finally published, their friendship continues.…

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    In the movie and the book The Help, the protagonists keep an important secret in order to bring an understanding into the community about segregation and racism. There is always a reason why people should keep secrets, not only for their own benefit, but also for the benefit of others. Both the foundation of the movie and the book’s plot is about keeping the writing of an illegal book a secret. Skeeter, one of the protagonists, interviews a black help, Aibileen, in order to write a book called…

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    Kathryn Stockett’s novel The Help follows the lives of numerous individuals living in the prejudiced town of Jackson, Mississippi. As an aspiring author, Skeeter Phelan does not see the world as black and white, but rather focuses her life on justice and equality for all. However, Minny Jackson and Aibileen Clarkson, struggle with their jobs as African-American maids. Minny carries a bad reputation in Jackson, mostly due to the rumors spread by Hilly Holbrook, an influential…

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    The Help is a deeply moving story that shines a lot of light on some of the common trials that African Americans experienced during the Civil Rights era. Of course however, any novel (and/or movie) is only as good as its main characters. One of the core protagonists, Aibileen, a black maid in the wealthy Leefolt household, is incredibly significant in this story. Her character is able to connect with the reader due to three of the main qualities she possesses: strength, love, and intelligence…

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    The Help by Kathryn Stockett takes place in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960’s. At this point in history, people of European ancestry are still held to a higher degree than African Americans. This leads to most white families hiring colored maids, referred to as the Help, who have less opportunities and privileges than the people who hire them. Over the course of the novel, the reader takes the story from the point of view of three women: Aibileen Clark, an older black maid who was born and…

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    The novel “The Help” written by Kathryn Stockett and film “The Help” directed by Tate Taylor had many differences some were noticeable while others were insignificant. I believe that in order for the director to achieve variation there were changes made to hold the audience’s attention. The director’s intention was to create a well-illustrated movie that was not identical to the novel, but also not completely separate from the novel. It was important that certain scenes be changed that he may…

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    The Help by Kathryn Stockett is told in different points of view by three women during the 1960’s. Each woman had her own different conflicts throughout the book. The three main characters in The Help , are Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter. Aibileen and Minny are black women who work in houses as maids, and Skeeter is a Southern white woman who aspires to be a writer. Confronting the issue of racism, these women had conflicts because of society and in a way they tried to break free from society’s…

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