Character Analysis: The Help

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The Love We Hide It is Carl Rogers, a psychologist, who came up with the theory that all people were born good, but they were spoiled by the bad people of the world. We all are born with simple traits like love and compassion, but it’s our bring-up that determines who we will become. In The Help, we see two maids and one white woman convey their love and compassion, not just to better their own lives but to improve the lives of others like their bosses and the children they take care of. Notably, one of our first maids Aibileen demonstrates her loving care and compassion she holds for others and not just those of her own skin color. It’s amazing how Aibileen is able to show love and attention to the babies she takes care of, but…show more content…
Skeeter, the only white character in the book that we get to witness from their point of view. It is clear from the start that Ms. Skeeter cares more about what’s going on in Jackson, Mississippi than her other friends. The best proof we have of Ms. Skeeter showing her love and compassion is when she plans on writing her book about domesticated help and their stories. This may only seem like a book, but it is a vehicle that she uses to display her love for all the maids in the city and how she needs things to change. That is proven through a quote from the book, “Write about what disturbs you, particularly if it bothers no one else” (Stockett 83). This quote wasn’t said by Skeeter herself, but it was advice from Mrs. Stein to write about what bothers her. This quote proves that she cares about the maids, because she is bothered by how they are treated. It is through her compassion for the colored maids and her father’s colored field hands that she feels the need to sit down and write the book. Not only, does the book display Skeeter’s love and compassion, but it brings out Aibileen’s and Minny’s. This book is more than just a statement to all of the white women in town with colored maids, it is like a string that pulls these three women together and it is with this book that they are able to see the love and compassion that each has for the
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