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Aibileen In The Film The Help

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The opening scene of The Help, you see Aibileen, a black female that works for Mrs Leefolt. Aibileen opens the film with heartfelt stories of her personal experience in the maid industry. She says a saying through out the film to one of her white babies which is “you is kind, you is smart, you is important.” This quote I believe is an important one because Aibileen is teaching the baby to believe in herself and know that she is smart, kind and important. Aibileen also covers in the start of the film why she was a maid and how she came to become and made and that was “because her mama was one and her grandmamma was a house slave.” This shows that racism was a big thing because if you were black you would be a maid or even earlier that late a
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