Response To The Movie: Movie Assignment: The Help

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Movie Essay Assignment: The Help (2011) “The Help” is a movie written by Tate Taylor. It is based on a novel by Kathryn Stockett. The movie is about young white woman, Skeeter, who wants to write about life of black maids. The first maid to contribute to that novel is Aibileen. Later, her friend Minny joins. At that time, black people were organizing a movement (later called African-American Civil Rights movement) that had for a primary goal equality between races. The movie is placed in Jackson, Mississippi. The whole action is intertwined with The Civil Rights Movement. It all starts with maid talking with someone about her life. After she has been asked about her son, she said that she doesn’t want to talk about it. Then the action goes into the past showing the background. The maid is Aibileen. She works for Elizabeth like a cleaning lady, nanny and a cook. She is a full time slave. Aibileen raises white kids like they are their own. In one scene, it is shown how she talks with little white girl, daughter of her master. Aibileen is telling her: “You is smart, you is kind, you is important”. That shows how Aibileen is patient and kind; she knows that little girl will grow up and become her master, and she loves her even after that. When Skeeter appears on a movie for the first time, we can see that she is not a typical southern white girl. She wants to become a writer, she is honest and she is not superficial like her so-called “friends”. Skeeter found a job writing

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