Thesis For The Help

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The Help, by Kathryn Stockett's took place in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s, the African American community weren’t treated equally as the whites were. The African Americans normally served and catered to the whites that lived in the southern homes in Mississippi. The Africa American maids were usually the ones that had taken care of the young white children "Taking care of white babies, that's what I do, along with all the cooking and the cleaning"(Stockett pg. 1). Skeeter one of the white children who is now 22 and has moved back to her family’s plantation farm, and had found out that her favorite child hood maid and nanny, Constantine, has left and no one will tell her why. After so much begging a pleading, she found out that Constantine …show more content…

Both races did not except the people that were mixed. They would be shunned from their home and community. “She looked white as anybody, and she knew it too” (Stockett Pg. 210). Even though she had two black parents she was still put up for adoption. “I told Lulabelle the truth. I told her, “Your daddy didn’t die. He left the day after you were born. And your mama hadn’t been sick a day in her life. She gave you up because you were too high yellow. She didn’t want you.” (Stockett Pg. 364). Racial discrimination was a big issue in the 1960s, even the colored judged their own. “Plenty of black men leave their families behind like trash in a dump, but it’s not something the colored woman do. We’ve got the kids to think about” (Stockett Pg. 311). The special things this novel has taught me is that one person can change the view of others. Skeeter wrote a book and used people in her life in the novel he wrote. She had wrote and described the life of the colored people in her life and described the way they were living and also treated. Skeeter was told by a friend “I hope you write something really good. Something you believe in” (Stockett Pg. 171). This novel obviously left out the entirety of the racism that went on at that time. Many of the whites believed the colored people were diseased and should not use the same things as the whites, “All these houses they’re building without maid’s

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