For example, once a naked white man came out of the bushes on Celia’s estate. Trying to scare the man away, Minny comes out of the house and chases after him, which escalates to him striking her across the ear. Celia, noticing this, runs out and almost kills the man with a fire poker, successfully saving Minny from the man. When she looked at Celia, Minny thought, “I see it. I see the white trash girl she was 10 years ago.
Earlier in The Help, Miss Celia tries very hard to become friends with the ladies in Jackson, especially Miss Hilly and Miss Hilly’s friends. She does this because she is very lonely in her mansion and thinks she will be happy being friends with them. She calls Miss Hilly and Miss Hilly’s friends once every day about getting together to play bridge, which she does not even know how to play, and asks to be in their housewives’ club. Neither Hilly nor Miss Hilly’s friends ever call Miss Celia back, and they tell her that she cannot join their club, even though they have a couple spots open. In a conversation between Miss Celia and Minny that took place a few days after the banquet, Miss Celia has a realization that she does not want to be friends with Hilly.
She grieves over her children with support from her African-American house-maid, then her husband Johnny. In a similar fashion to Boo, her abnormalities catch the eyes of her peers. Her revealing clothing, whereas the conservative clothing everyone else wears, provoke attention from the society. Moreover, her only friend besides Johnny is her maid, Minnie. Contrary to Boo, Celia is colour blind to racism and naive.
Her maid, Minny, describes her as a risqué and different woman. She claims, “She might be built like Marilyn…her yellow hairdo…her green glue-on eyelashes…her tacky pink pant suit” (Stockett 57). All of the other housewives in town felt threatened and appalled by Celia, because of the way that she dressed and acted around men, and as a result, she had few friends besides Minny. Nevertheless, little did they know that she aimed to become more of a “normal” woman as she wanted to learn how to cook and run the household. Mrs.
In 1962, Jackson, Mississippi was facing racial problems even after segregation was abolished years before. Stores, libraries, and churches were segregated and colored workers and maids had rules such as: not being able to use the same bathroom as the white families they worked for. Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, uses the character Skeeter Phelan to oppose these morals and to attempt to share the true values of society. Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, was the outcast compared to all of her other so called friends. She was tall with kinky hair and fair skin, which wasn’t considered very charming.
In this quote from "My Ántonia" it can be seen that before Jim was asked to teach her, Ántonia had difficulties communicating with people who spoke a different language than her. "My papa find friends up north, with Russian mans. Last night he take me for see, and I can understand very much talk. Nice mans, Mrs. Burden.
Johnson needs to wed Nettie. Alphonso declines for this proposition and rather he wishes to physically torment Nettie and he offers Mr. Johnson Celie, an appalling lady as his bride. Mr. Johnson inevitably acknowledges the offer, however this wedlock does not prove fruitful and drives Celie into a troublesome circumstance. She confronted numerous troubles when she worked for Mr. Johnson's children as she isn't their real mother. Nettie, now without Celie does not remain at her dad's home and flees from Alphonso.
Candy also indirectly talked about Lennie when Candy stayed with Curley's wife after she died. Candy whispered ¨Poor bastard¨ (98). Candy said this because he felt sorry that the farm hands were going after Lennie. The last character who talks about Lennie is Geroge. George is Lennie's best friend yet George talks about him the most.
After the Benefit, Minny’s story gives Celia the courage to overcome the gender stereotype and express the true aspect of herself. Moreover, the incident of chopping down the mimosa tree advances the plot of the story. Before the Benefit, Celia tries to be adopted in Jackson’s society by actively contacting her neighbours, and attempts various methods to increase her chance of having a baby. However, Hilly’s disgusted attitude towards Celia makes her realize that Hilly will always hate her despite what she does, and she is unable to adopt the society as all the ladies are jealous of her
Celie is being raped by her father, which she later finds out isn’t her biological father, and she writes letters to God because she thinks that he is the only person that she can go to in this situation. Her mother is too sick to do anything and her father threatened her to not tell anyone,