The Help By Kathryn Stockett

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Introduction The Help, a movie based on a book written by Kathryn Stockett, was released in 2011. The Help stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minnie-three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Inspired by her relationship with Constantine (her maid), Skeeter forms an idea of writing about the relationships between whites and their black help, especially since the children raised by black maids tend to take on the prejudiced attitudes of their parents when they become adults. The maids are reluctant to cooperate, afraid of retribution from their employers, from their incredible bond an amazing sisterhood emerges, infusing all of them with the courage to write the lines that define them. Along with these three women there are others who contribute to each of their journey that leads them to what they bring together in the end. Group Roles of Each Character Although, there are three main members in the group as I stated before there are also other players that inspire each character. They are part of the group maybe not in a physical way but most definably each has role in the group. One of the main characters is Abilene Clark, who is a black maid spending her life raising white children after the death of her only son from an industrial accident. She works for the Leefolt family,

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