Analysis Of Kathryn Stockett 's ' The Sea Of The Eyes '

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The Help is an incredibly powerful book, filled to the brim with touching portions, but one that stands out to me is, “We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought,” on page 492. Among the sea of significant quotations, Kathryn Stockett manages to separate these particular sentences by using them to highlight a deeper meaning: regardless of his or her skin color, a person is just a person. The sentence, “We are just two people,” shows the unity between races. “Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought,” demonstrates how although people are different, everyone shares a common thread: humanity. Additionally, Stockett uses straightforward, short sentences to portray the bluntness of the statement and make it distinct. The writing style in this passage is notably moving, since a lot of the writing in The Help is intentionally lengthy and detailed. This is illustrated in a sentence on page 492 just a few lines above the chosen text: “Outside, a fine rain has started to fall, misting the glassy cars and slicking the black pavement.” The difference in detail and sentence structure adds a greater impact to the first passage that makes it especially gripping. There are four main characters in The Help: Skeeter, a white woman who decides to write a book from “the help’s” point of view; Aibileen, a black maid who cares greatly for the children she takes care of; Minny, a feisty woman with incredible cooking skills and a

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