Keeping Secrets In Kathryn Stockett's The Help

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Kathryn Stockett’s novel, The Help, is a novel that not only shows the severe discrimination in the south but also reveals the dishonorable act of keeping secrets. The novel is set in the early 1960’s in Jackson, Mississippi. This teaches us how the unfortunate truth of how african american maids were treated by the white families they worked for. It explains the lives of Celia Foote who was a white lady who doesn't believe in the social boundaries of Jackson, Mississippi and a strong african american women named Aibileen Clark. Secrets are impractical because they don't come without a cost, not all secrets are as bad as you think they are so why keep them, and at the end of the day you will feel a breath of relief and feel free. While secrets can sometimes offer protection, they don't come without a cost. The cost of keeping a secret could be worse than keeping the secret for protection. Minny jackson used to be Hilly’s made until Hilly accused Minny of stealing her silver. After Minny was fired Hilly told every white lady not to hire Minny because…show more content…
Celia’s secret to hide Minny from Johnny was pointless and just put extra stress on Minny. When Minny was at celia's house doing what she does best, cleaning the house. Minny went to go do one of her many chores she has which was to dust the stuff bear when she hears something and sees johnny standing there Minny starts freaking out when johnny says “Minny I promise. It's fine that you're here.” Minny calms down and takes in what johnny says. He didn't mind the Minny was working for Celia. Johnny knew Celia had hired someone to help around the house because he said the food is not burnt anymore. Johnny didn't care that Minny was helping out he was actually relieved that Celia hired her. There was no point to keeping this secret. Why keep a secret when it turns out it wasn't bad at all and you didn't have to carry around all that stress. So
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